Proposed biomass power plant promises new jobs, cleaner energy OLYMPIA – Two of the most important needs generated by the recession are jobs and clean energy. A plan to bring a biomass power plant to Shelton will address both. “I’m really excited about the possibility of a new-generation power plant in Mason County,” said Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch. “Obviously... Read More...
Sen. Sheldon selected for Resource Advisory Committee OLYMPIA – Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, has been selected by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to serve on the Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee, an organization which represents recreation, environmental issues and commercial industry issues on the Olympic Peninsula. “This is an honor and an opportunity,” Sheldon said. “This... Read More...
Sheldon’s truth-in-campaigns bill passes Senate Candidates for public office will have their licenses to lie revoked under Senate Bill 5211, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, which passed the Senate this morning. Passed on a 44 to 1 vote, SB 5211 will prohibit political candidates from maliciously sponsoring any false defamatory political speech. The bill... Read More...
Sheldon touts new biomass energy plans for local utilities Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, praised the recent announcement of an agreement between Energy Northwest, a consortium of public utilities in Washington, and ADAGE, a joint venture between AREVA and Duke Energy, to develop new biomass power plants in Washington. “Together, these entities will be using resources from the forest products... Read More...
Sheldon’s good-government bills pass Senate, go to House The Senate today passed bills sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Shelton, would simplify administrative processes for investor-owned utilities and public utility districts. “As a society we need government, but we don’t need any more government than is necessary,” Sheldon said. “Both of these bills simplify the administration of utilities.” Senate... Read More...
Sheldon liquor legislation would create jobs A new bill introduced by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, would allow the privatization of the 161 state-run liquor stores, creating hundreds of private-sector jobs in this time of economic uncertainty. “Privatizing liquor just makes sense in today’s economic times,” Sheldon said. “People are used to shopping in other states and... Read More...
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