Virtually every dollar spent on oil and gas by residents of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho gets siphoned out of the region’s economy. We produce little natural gas and absolutely no petroleum. So spending our money on fossil fuels means that there’s less for local residents and businesses.
How much money do we spend?
LOTS. $53 million a day. Click below to see the numbers rack up in real time on Sightline’s online energy counter.
That’s 4 percent of the Northwest states’ entire economic output—money that could have been circulating in our local economy. (Click here to see the full counter.)
You can let other people know about our spending habit by forwarding the counter.