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It is an honor to serve the people of Washington state and Whatcom County as your state senator. This is where great ideas are born. In Whatcom County, we are leaders in education, leaders in health care, leaders in environmental protection and leaders in energy production.

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Every day, I go to work in Olympia inspired by the people of our corner of the state. I grew up in Whatcom County and I call it my home – for me, my kids, my family. Like you, I worry about my children’s schools and I worry about the sort of world they will live in. Working together we can create a better future for your kids and my kids and for generations to come.

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Ericksen blasts government-funded campaign attacking Washington farmers Ericksen blasts government-funded campaign attacking Washington farmers
 Billboards, bus ads in Olympia and Bellingham blame farmers for water pollution  Lobbying campaign aimed at Legislature is run through third-party organizations  Funding comes from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency OLYMPIA – Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, is raising big objections to a lobbying campaign that blames Washington farmers...
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Ericksen: Partial veto of Colstrip bill demonstrates Inslee doesn’t care about working families, jobs or the economy Ericksen: Partial veto of Colstrip bill demonstrates Inslee doesn’t care about working families, jobs or the economy
— SB 6248 was a solid compromise protecting Washington ratepayers, Montana workers — Inslee veto demonstrates governor’s lack of concern for working families — Nothing in bill forces shutdown of coal-fired energy facilities or sets timeline for closure OLYMPIA—Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Friday vetoed a key section of a bill...
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Legislature’s budget deals boost Whatcom County, Ericksen says Legislature’s budget deals boost Whatcom County, Ericksen says
— $3 million for Alcoa worker training — Finishes Guide Meridian Road project, builds Thornton Road overpass in Ferndale — Toxics cleanup get priority, benefitting Bellingham Bay and Blaine Harbor OLYMPIA – A final agreement in this year’s Legislature on the state operating budget invests $3 million in the survival...
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Ericksen blasts poorly-advertised commission hearing on men-in-women’s-showers rule Ericksen blasts poorly-advertised commission hearing on men-in-women’s-showers rule
— Human Rights Commission schedules oddly-timed Thursday-night hearing on issue — Petitioners seek to repeal rule opening bathrooms, showers to all — Inconvenient, poorly publicized hearing makes letters, emails important OLYMPIA – State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, says the state Human Rights Commission is holding another poorly-publicized, oddly-timed public meeting...
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Time for compromise on carbon and clean energy Time for compromise on carbon and clean energy
The following message was sent to subscribers of Sen. Doug Ericksen’s email list March 8, 2016. To subscribe to the list, click here. By Sen. Doug Ericksen Word count: 573 Washington often beats itself up on environmental issues, and it shouldn’t. We are the cleanest state in the country when...
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Ericksen proposes compromise on carbon, clean energy Ericksen proposes compromise on carbon, clean energy
— ‘Working Families Protection Clause’ strikes balance — Inslee carbon cap offers no environmental gain, threatens manufacturers, jobs — Manufacturing is vital to Washington economy OLYMPIA – In a message to his email list, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, suggests compromise is possible with Gov. Jay Inslee on carbon and clean...
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Senate budget puts emphasis on environmental cleanups, Ericksen says Senate budget puts emphasis on environmental cleanups, Ericksen says
— Millions redirected to environmental cleanups — Reduces pressure for tax increases — Forces healthy reexamination of budgeting practices OLYMPIA – The budget plan released Wednesday by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus makes environmental cleanup a top priority, observes state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, chair of the Senate Energy, Environment...
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Ericksen bill promotes Washington’s clean-energy advantage Ericksen bill promotes Washington’s clean-energy advantage
— Creates clean-energy task force — Will promote and enhance Washington’s clean-energy economy — Pitch for manufacturers: Build here and reduce your carbon footprint OLYMPIA – Washington’s big advantages in clean energy could become a national selling point for corporate recruitment under a bill sponsored by Sen. Doug Ericksen that...
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