Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Coal-Free Washington Clears House

Washington is one step closer to weaning itself off of coal-based power. With an 87 to 9 vote, the House yesterday approved Senate Bill 5769 which will close the state's only coal plant in 2025.

Rep. Marko Liias sponsored the House version of the legislation and explained the idea in a WA Whiteboard.

On the floor, Liias urged support for the agreement:
It's time to move onto the next chapter in Washington's history. It's time for us to double-down on that clean technology that will help us build the next wave of industry in this state...We're charting a new path for our state. A path that is clean, healthy and renewable.

You can view his full floor remarks here: