December 3, 2023

Washington House (WA House)

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Petition Drive Seeks to Repeal Wash. Cap-and-trade Program
Let’s Go Washington is collecting signatures on a petition asking the state Legislature to repeal the cap-and-trade program, which went into effect this year.
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Cap-and-trade Driving up Washington Gasoline Prices, Critics Say

Critics of Washington’s cap-and-trade system blame it for the state's high gas prices, but defenders say other factors are at play too.

Wash. Lawmakers Field Ideas on Shifting from Guzzlers to EVs
An engineering and consulting firm offered Washington state lawmakers on the Senate-House Joint Transportation Committee ideas on how to replace gas guzzlers with electric vehicles.
Inslee Signs Wash. Bill to Dim Turbine Lights
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill requiring wind farms to turn off their blinking aviation obstruction lights at night when no low-flying aircraft are around.
Gov. Jay Inslee
Inslee Signs Raft of Wash. Climate, Energy Bills
The governor signed climate bills related to sustainable aviation fuel, local land-use planning, transmission planning, pumped storage and more.
Puget LNG
Washington Confirms $300M Take for 1st Cap-and-Trade Auction
Washington’s Department of Ecology confirmed that it raised almost $300 million from the state’s first quarterly cap-and-trade auction held in February.
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Critics Seek Changes to Wash. EV Road Usage Fee Bill
Critics of a Washington bill to impose a road usage fee on electric and hybrid vehicles lined up to testify at the state capitol.
Seattle City Light
EV Road Usage Charge Bill Floated in Wash. House
The bill to create a road usage fee for electric and hybrid vehicles in Washington is more of a conversation starter than a nailed-down piece of legislation.
Port of Seattle
Bill Seeks to Promote Clean Aviation Fuel in Wash.
A legislative effort to make Washington more attractive to the alternative jet fuel industry has reached the state Senate’s Ways and Means Committee.
NuScale Power
Nuclear Bill Advances in Wash. House
A Washington House committee passed a bill to add advanced nuclear to the alternative power sources that the state can use to replace fossil fuels.

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