Statement from Rep. Richard DeBolt on an alternative solution to Governor Jay Inslee’s new climate-change proposal

Statement from Rep. Richard DeBolt on an alternative solution to Governor Jay Inslee’s new climate-change proposal announced today:

“This legislative session is going to be about contrast and differences between Republican and Democratic approaches to our state’s challenges. Like our governor, House Republicans care deeply about the environment and reducing carbon emissions. And we agree that our state can – and must – do more for a clean-energy future.

“I am in the process of drafting legislation similar to House Bill 2283 last year, which will have three key parts. First, it will require all new energy resources and production to be 100 percent clean. Secondly, it will encourage investments in carbon reduction – including electric vehicle charging stations and forest health management. Lastly, it will utilize incentives – instead of penalties – for utilities and industry partners to transition to clean energy.

“At the heart of my plan are the Washington families who would have to shoulder the financial burden of the governor’s proposal. My plan will keep our energy bills low as our state transitions to a clean-energy future. This must be a goal for any energy policy the Legislature considers this legislative session.”

Rep. Richard DeBolt is ranking Republican on the House Capital Budget Committee and assistant ranking Republican on the House Technology & Economic Development Committee

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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