Environment

Why Such a Fuss Over a Power Line in Okanogan County?

Article by Erik Smith. Published on Thursday, September 23, 2010 EST.If Goldmark Wins on the Power Line, Seattle Mayor Could Win Battle of the Bridge – Two Big Issues for Seattle’s Green Groups   The Evergreen Point Floating BridgeBy Erik Smith St…

Headlong Rush To Oil Tax Overlooks a Promising Idea

Article by Erik Smith. Published on Friday, March 19, 2010 EST.Unheralded Ecology Plan Solves Environmental Problems, Avoids Gas Price Increase and Keeps Hands Out of the Cookie Jar   By Erik Smith Staff writer/ Washington State Wire   O…

Refinery Workers Demonstrate Labor’s Divide on Oil-Tax Increase

Article by Erik Smith. Published on Thursday, March 18, 2010 EST.Some 30 uniformed refinery workers stormed the Legislature Wednesday to protest a plan to raise the state’s hazardous-substance taxes to pay for water-pollution programs. The plan is like…

Electric Bills Could Rise to Pay for Billion-Dollar Jobs Program

Article by Erik Smith. Published on Thursday, March 18, 2010 EST.Jobs Plan Sounded Better When Nobody Got the Tab   By Erik Smith Staff writer/ Washington State Wire   OLYMPIA, March 18.—A nearly billion-dollar jobs plan approved by the sta…