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[CU 1881 / December 14, 2018]
Washington Governor’s Clean Energy Plan Would Kill Fossil-Fueled Power by 2045
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee rolled out a clean energy proposal for the coming legislative session that includes phasing out coal-fired electricity generation by 2025—even if imported from out of state—and eliminating all fossil-fueled generation by 2045. The plan would eliminate nearly 16 million metric tons of carbon emissions and meet a reduction target in state law.
Northwest Officials Applaud Passage of Sea Lion Legislation
Fishery managers attempting to discourage a growing number of sea lions at Bonneville Dam and Willamette Falls will find new authority to lethally remove them under legislation that recently passed both the U.S. House and Senate. Once signed by the president, the new law will give states and tribes the ability to proactively kill some California and Steller sea lions in the Columbia Basin, before they pose a problem for certain fish populations.
Seattle City Light’s New CEO Eager to Tackle Challenges Ahead
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Debra Smith’s first two months as the new CEO of Seattle City Light have been grueling but exciting, she told Clearing Up in an interview. She is candid about the significant challenges ahead for the region’s largest publicly owned electric utility, and for the industry in general.
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