But does fit under Initiative 937, which voters approved in 2006 to boost the state's supply of renewable energy, Sen. Marilyn Chase, D-Shoreline, wondered. I-937 was designed to encourage new facilities and the plant opened in 1991. . .
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. . . “I don’t dispute that it’s a wonderful facility, but it’s an existing facility,” she said.
Other established facilities have been given status as renewable energy by the Legislature, including a
The Spokane City Council is considering a resolution supporting the change and Mayor David Condon was scheduled to testify in support of SB 6028. But his plane from
The committee heard from several representatives of environmental groups who called it a bad idea. Suellen Mele of Zero Waste Washington said some trash is made from plastic, which comes from petroleum, and that’s not renewable. It’s not always clean energy, either, she said, because the smoke and the ash can contain dioxins and other dangerous chemicals.
Committee Chairman Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, delayed action on the bill to try to work out language agreeable to both parties, which might give