Inslee reduces local involvement in new power plants


March 31, 2022

OLYMPIA - Where new energy generating facilities are going to be built is up to a new committee and measures to keep rural communities' input were reduced by Gov. Jay Inslee.

"We worked in good faith with our Democratic colleagues across the aisle through some very intense negotiations to insert this important amendment into the bill. To say that we are beyond disappointed with the governor's vetoes is an understatement," said 9th District Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy.

House Bill 1812, signed by Inslee on March 25, establishes the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) as an independen...

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