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House Bill 1589 cuts corruption, carbon emissions

Don’t you fact-check opinion columns? After reading State Sen. Shelley Short’s bizarre, March 8 pack of lies about Washington House Bill 1589, I see that truth is optional at Free Press Publishing.

This bill simply removes Puget Sound Energy’s obligation to hook up gas lines to new construction. It does not, as Short says, “force 900,000 Puget Sound Energy natural gas customers in Western Washington to junk their gas furnaces, water heaters and stoves.” Nor does it make owners of old homes replace wiring, or force restaurants to refit old kitchens, as she claims. What part of “new construction...


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