Articles written by Rep. Mary Dye


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  • 'Washington's inflated fuel prices are not because of big oil,

    Rep. Mary Dye|Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, and ranking Republican on the House Environment and Energy Committee, issued the following statement in response to a news conference held by Gov. Jay Inslee today where he blamed the oil industry for sky-high fuel prices in Washington state. “Washington state has the highest gas prices in the nation because of the governor’s cap-and-trade program that took effect in January. Governor Inslee’s new climate mandate, which is the most expensive of its kind in the nation, has forced fuel prices to rise...

  • Irrigation project gaining traction

    Rep. Mary Dye|Updated Jun 29, 2023

    In 1922, the Columbia Basin Irrigation League was formed. Just a year later, Congress passed a bill allowing an investigation of the irrigation project with appropriations of $100,000. This was the very beginning of the process that led to construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest dam in the world at the time, to help provide irrigation to the Columbia Basin, and power to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. It was also the beginning of one of the largest irrigation efforts in the nation, the Columbia Basin Project. The...

  • The new cap-and-invest law on track to make Washington less affordable

    Rep. Mary Dye|Updated Mar 30, 2023

    Washington held its first carbon allowance auction on March 7 under the new cap-and-invest law passed in 2021. Results from the first auction were announced on March 14, in which industry participants and speculators bid on a limited number of “allowances” offered by the state. California implemented the nation’s first multi-sector cap-and-trade program in 2015, which covers virtually its entire economy. Washington’s Climate Commitment Act sets more aggressive goals than California. The final tally on Washington’s first auc...

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