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Whether it’s managing our predators in a more efficient way or finding solutions to encourage the next generation of hunters, I’ll continue to work hard to make sure hunting continues to...

March 8, 2016

"A very specific part of the recovery plan states that the local ungulate population must be adequate to support the number of wolves in the plan, yet we don't know the...

March 13, 2015

Currently, there are two designated climate zones in Washington, delineated between the Western and Eastern parts of the state. Short's bill would keep Northeast Washington from being designated its own...

Feb. 11, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and ranking Republican on the House Environment Committee, took issue with Gov. Inslee’s proposed energy tax scheme today, saying it relied on sketchy science, limited studies, broad...

Dec. 17, 2014

Under legislation signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington state departments of Ecology and Fish and Wildlife are now required to make public the sources of scientific information relied upon...

March 14, 2014

here in Washington state, energy consumers continually see their rates increase as they are forced to pay twice for energy efficiency upgrades as a direct result of the Energy Investment A

March 11, 2014

As the debate surrounding potential costly environment regulations continues in Olympia, some lawmakers want to make sure that any specific efforts to implement so-called low carbon fuel standards originates in the...

Jan. 14, 2014

“Both sides agree that an economic analysis is necessary and we appreciate the governor’s willingness, as of late, to consider the importance of Washington’s economy before introducing costly carbon reduction policies,”...

Jan. 8, 2014

Gov. signs Rep. Short's bills to bring more accountability and transparency to state agencies

April 26, 2013

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...

April 26, 2013