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CH& Concludes That PACE Can Be Adopted in Washington Without Violating the State Constitution

CH& has determined that Property-Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) legislation can be adopted in Washington without violating the Washington Constitution’s prohibitions against gifts of public funds and lending of public credit.

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Tacoma Click! Network Lawsuit Threatens to Restrict Authority of Publicly-Owned Utilities to Meet Community Needs

Washington Courts Get a Second Chance to Clarify Jumbled Doctrines Related to Municipal Utility Authority

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Washington Issues Final Rule Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Large Facilities, Creating Unique Opportunities for Agriculture, Waste Treatment, and Advanced Energy Technologies

New Energy Blog post from CH& attorney, Eric Christensen, looks at Washington State’s final version of the “Clean Air Rule,” Carbon Tax, and predictions about additional litigation just around the corner

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Washington State Auditor’s Report Documents High Costs of Public Records Act and Underscores Need for Reform

Although adopted for the noble purposes of ensuring transparency and openness in government, the Washington Public Records Act (“PRA”) is now in need of serious reform

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Who Holds the Almighty and Powerful Ring? 13 Steps for Utility Cyber Security Protection

We are happy to announce that Eric Christensen and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Tim Lowenberg of GTH-Governmental Affairs have published the cover story in the May 2014 Northwest …

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Governor Inslee Issues Comprehensive Executive Order on Climate Change

Washington Governor Jay Inslee today issued an Executive Order that will address Washington’s greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions on many different fronts. Issued in apparent response to the …

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Complicating “Coal By Wires” Regulation, Minnesota Court Strikes Down Greenhouse Gas Regulation

In a ruling with potentially far-reaching consequences for state-level attempts to regulate greenhouse gases, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on April 18 issued …

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Pacific Coast Action Plan Sets Framework for Regional Climate and Energy Action

Last week, the governors of the three West Coast states and the Premier of British Columbia signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy. While …

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