Energy

National energy tax puts jobs, families at risk OP-ED by Rep. Shelly Short   Washington citizens are proud of our state’s tremendous natural resources, abundance of clean, renewable energy and rich history of environmental stewardship. As one of the globe’s cleanest states, emitting less than three-tenths of 1 percent of the world’s carbon, we have a lot to... Read More...
Short expresses concerns about potential cap and trade proposal Legislation to adopt a cap and trade program for emissions by employers failed to pass the Legislature this year.  Even so, Gov. Gregoire continues to spend scarce taxpayer dollars on a regional cap and trade program despite the fact that a national cap and trade program appears inevitable. Rep. Shelly... Read More...
Rep. Shelly Short testifies at EPA hearing   Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and ranking Republican on the House Ecology and Parks Committee, testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday regarding the federal government’s plans to regulate greenhouse gasses. The EPA hearing in Seattle was the second of only two opportunities for public input. "For the record,... Read More...
House concludes what citizens already know: Hydropower is green, renewable Amendment to Senate measure affirms ‘green credentials’ of Washington’s top power source In an unexpected turn of events Friday, Senate Bill 5840 was amended to include hydropower as part of Washington’s green energy portfolio. Opposition to the change cite Initiative 937, which excluded hydropower as a green, renewable energy source.... Read More...
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