Vetoes erase local input on wind, solar farms

POMEROY – Two Eastern Washington lawmakers are irate that Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing wind and solar farms on the region without providing for local input.

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, and Rep. Mark Klicker, R-Walla Walla, said Monday, March 28, that it’s unconscionable the governor vetoed portions of House Bill 1812 that would give local leaders and opportunity to challenge wind and solar farm placement.

The governor vetoed sections 19-22 of the bill establishing an independent evaluation committee that would look at the impacts of solar and wind farms on communities and the state.

“To say that w...

 

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