42nd District lawmakers react to Alcoa curtailment Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Reps. Luanne Van Werven and Vincent Buys, both R-Lynden, issued the following statement in response to the announcement from Alcoa, Inc., that it will idle aluminum smelters in Wenatchee and Ferndale. The Alcoa Intalco Works in Ferndale employs more than 500 people. “We share the... Read More...
A fresh approach to clean energy, carbon reduction This post originally appeared in the Majority Coalition Caucus leadership blog, Exit 105. When we in the Washington Senate passed our energy bill this week, we achieved one of the most elegant solutions to one of the most intractable problems our Legislature has ever faced. How do we fix our... Read More...
Ericksen oil-train safety legislation clears state Senate OLYMPIA… After more than a year in preparation, an oil-train safety bill cleared the Washington Senate Monday night, putting the state’s emphasis on emergency preparedness and planning, and leaving open the possibility of further action on state waterways. “The public has a legitimate reason to be concerned about the safety... Read More...
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