Environment & Parks

Eastern Washington residents earn right to protect against wolf attacks After months of negotiations and legislative public hearings about how to address threats posed by gray wolves in northeast and north central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted an emergency rule that allows people to lethally remove a gray wolf without a permit in order to protect their... Read More...
Rep. Shelly Short’s bill to make DOE more accountable and transparent passes House   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2013 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer – (360) 786-7698                      Rep. Shelly Short – (360) 786-7908                                            Rep. Shelly Short’s bill to make DOE more accountable and transparent passes House ‘We need to make sure accountability and transparency don’t get lost in the bureaucracy,’ says... Read More...
Seventh District lawmakers say new ‘wolf meetings’ in NE Washington a direct result of public input   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2013 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer – (360) 786-7698                  Rep. Shelly Short – (360) 786-7908                  Rep. Joel Kretz – (360) 786-7988                      Seventh District lawmakers say new ‘wolf meetings’ in NE Washington a direct result of public input When the Washington State Department of... Read More...
Legislation allowing livestock owners to kill wolves receives public hearing   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer – (360) 786-7698                  Rep. Shelly Short – (360) 786-7908                      Legislation allowing livestock owners to kill wolves receives public hearing     The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee held a public hearing this week on a bill... Read More...
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...
House passes cap and trade ‘light’ ‘We’re nosing our way through the starting gate toward a regional cap-and-trade system and I think that’s detrimental to our families and our employers,’ says Short. In a late Tuesday night session, the House of Representatives passed legislation that gives the Department of Ecology (DOE) specific authority to continue involvement... Read More...