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...
Productive session so far for Energy, Environment and Telecommunications, says Chairman Ericksen OLYMPIA… As the state Legislature passes its first important deadlines, state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, rates this as a productive session for his Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee. “We’ve done plenty to protect our state’s low-cost energy, promote manufacturing and preserve jobs,” said Ericksen, chairman of the Senate energy panel. “Among... Read More...
Time to act on oil-train safety legislation, Ericksen says OLYMPIA… The case for oil-train safety legislation has been made all the stronger by derailments this week in Ontario and West Virginia, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, sponsor of a comprehensive oil-train bill in the Washington State Senate. “The derailments in Ontario and West Virginia ought to make it... Read More...
Senate panel votes out oil-train safety bill OLYMPIA… An oil-train measure that aims to boost safety without jumping the rails was approved Jan. 27 by the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee. Senate Bill 5057, sponsored by state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale leverages funding, training and equipment for first responders. Changes adopted by the committee expand state authority to... Read More...
Baumgartner, Ericksen bill would end Bertha, Seattle tunnel project OLYMPIA… It’s time to pull the plug on Bertha, the tunnel boring machine that has been stuck under downtown Seattle for more than a year without budging, say Sens. Michael Baumgartner and Doug Ericksen. The Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Jan. 26 that would stop all spending on the Seattle... Read More...
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