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Support EPA plan

President Obama’s aggressive new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to dramatically limit carbon pollution is a welcome move forward in our efforts to address climate change. Obama’s proposal aims to reduce carbon pollution by 30 percent by 2030.

Innovations in the production, distribution and use of electricity are already making the power sector more efficient and sustainable while maintaining an affordable, reliable and diverse energy mix.

I’m encouraged by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s call “to innovate our way to a better future.”

Mary Benham

Spokane


 

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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.