Energy

Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for June 30, 2013 I fought hard to represent our district and as a result, Delta High School will receive $5.4 million in new funding. Delta is a shining example of a leader in statewide education. Their focus on the key STEM education areas (science, technology, engineering, and math) and ability to weave English,... Read More...
Cutoff deadline reached, many bills survive Wednesday was the last day that bills could be considered in their body of origin. It’s a legislatively self-imposed deadline called “floor cutoff” that is designed to keep the process moving as we pass the halfway point of the 2013 session. After that, only bills considered “necessary to implement the... Read More...
WATCH: Work session briefing on Hanford’s leaking storage tanks The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee held a special hearing at 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, to learn more about the recently reported leaks from six underground radioactive waste storage tanks at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site. In addition to a briefing from representatives from... Read More...
Senate committee to hold special hearing on Hanford tank leaks The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee will hold a special hearing at 8 a.m. on Thursday to learn more about the recently reported leaks from six underground radioactive waste storage tanks at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site. The meeting will be broadcast live on TVW at www.tvw.org. Read More...
My statement on the new Hanford tank leak During a news conference Friday afternoon, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that a single shell nuclear waste storage tank at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation outside the Tri-Cities has developed a slow leak. Sen. Sharon Brown, who represents the 8th Legislative District in which Hanford resides, issued the following statement: “This is... Read More...
Sen. Brown’s first week, plus her energy bill Washington State’s 8th District Senator, Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick and Majority Coalition Caucus member, shares a little bit about her first week in office during the 2013 legislative session, how it differs from city government and what her priorities will be this session. Read More...
Brown’s first bill would incentivize energy conservation During public testimony in the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee Thursday, the sponsor of Senate Bill 5648 – Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick – noted that electricity users and providers in Washington have suffered unintended economic hardship due to the provisions of Initiative 937. The measure requires large utilities to... Read More...
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