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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...
42nd District legislators respond to I-5 bridge collapse Following the collapse of a section of the bridge over the Skagit River on Interstate 5, the 42nd District legislative delegation, including me, Rep. Vincent Buys and Rep. Jason Overstreet, issued the following statement. “Today we give thanks that no deaths or major injuries resulted from the collapse of the... Read More...
My Bellingham Herald op-ed: Taxing recycled fuels hurts environment, economy *This op-ed was originally printed in the Bellingham Herald on April 24. Taxing recycled fuels hurts environment, economy By DOUG ERICKSEN — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD   By supporting a new tax on recycled fuels used in the petroleum-refining process, politicians in Olympia and stakeholders are overlooking serious questions... Read More...
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