Natural Resources

Senate committee to examine water quality rule-making process On Monday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee will hold a special meeting to brief members and interested parties on the progress that has been made towards determining standards for water quality in Washington state. The Department of Ecology and key stakeholders have been... Read More...
NEWS: Whatcom County senators broker landmark agreement on toxic-cleanup reform In broad bipartisan votes tonight the Senate and House of Representatives approved a bill – subsequently signed into law by the governor – to create jobs and improve Washington’s environment by reforming the state’s toxic-cleanup program. The landmark agreement was secured through the work of Whatcom County’s Senate delegation, Sens.... Read More...
Dr. Easterbrook’s presentation on climate change Today in the Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee, we’ll hear testimony from Dr. Don Easterbrook, geology professor emeritus at Western Washington University. Dr. Easterbrook will be providing the committee with his viewpoint on climate change. Below are two examples of slides that he’ll be presenting. If you’re interested in viewing the full... Read More...
An evidence-based approach to improving the environment I welcome the new, evidence-based approach to environmental improvement contained in Senate Bill 5802, which was approved by the Senate with bipartisan support yesterday. The bill would create a work group to analyze the state’s environment profile and energy consumption. The group would utilize cost-benefit analysis in suggesting a future course... Read More...
My bill to encourage energy conservation, low-cost power clears Senate A measure I proposed to encourage energy conservation by utilities is headed to the House of Representatives after passing the Senate with strong bipartisan support today. State law allows utilities to meet a portion of their requirements for renewable energy through conservation. The conservation must be achieved in two-year target periods.... Read More...
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