Rich Pedroncelli, File, Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Attempts to halt an increase in the price of gasoline expected to hit consumers in January appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.
Lawmakers in both parties sought to delay or exempt consumer fuels from California's 2006 greenhouse gas emissions law.
A nonpartisan analysis says prices are likely to increase by 13 cents to 20 cents per gallon by 2020.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says he will block a bill from Democrats that would delay adding consumer fuels to the state's cap-and-trade market until 2018.
A similar effort from Republicans has stalled in committee.
Steinberg says in a letter released to The Associated Press that higher costs are a part of reducing the use of heat-trapping fossil fuels.
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