Credo Mobil and are reporting that the bill SB 5805 that would have fast-tracked the coal export terminal has died. This is a victory for anti-coal activists, who were quite vocal in their opposition to the measure. The way the bill was worded, it was unclear whether it applied just to a gravel terminal or also to the coal terminal.
As you may have heard, the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy announced yesterday that they intend to file a ballot measure next year. (The single best article on the topic is Jim Brunner’s “Second group plans state initiative on climate change” in the Seattle Times.) Although this conflict has been simmering since our joint […]
The infamously stealthy pro-corporate, anti-worker American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has infiltrated deep into our Washington state legislature.Some legislators, supposedly elected to represent their down-home constituents, actually fork over hefty membership fees to ALEC. In return for their “contribution,” your elected representatives get to hobnob with corporate lobbyists and right-wing special interest groups who urge […]