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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

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

Special to The Olympian (published 2/19/11)   The Olympian’s recent editorial regarding the future of TransAlta’s coal-fired electrical plant in Centralia demands a level-headed response free from the clouded rhetoric of...

Feb. 22, 2011

Barr-Tech goes to Olympia A local company located in Sprague, Washington testified before the state House Technology, Energy and Communications Committee during a work session this week on its efforts to...

Jan. 20, 2011

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...

Aug. 20, 2009

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...

June 19, 2009

  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...

May 22, 2009

  Governor Christine Gregoire issued an executive order on climate change today which contains several directives and policy points found in her cap and trade legislation that failed to pass the...

May 21, 2009

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...

April 18, 2009

  The House Ecology and Parks Committee passed House Bill 1819 today, the so-called cap and trade legislation. Rep. Shelly Short, the ranking Republican on the committee, called the bill a...

Feb. 17, 2009