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RNP Press Release
February 29, 1996

Advocacy Group Expresses Disappointment With Snohomish PUD Vote on Wind power Contract

A regional renewable energy advocacy organization today expressed disappointment with Tuesday’s rejection of a wind plant proposal by the Snohomish County Public Utility District Commissioners. The 2-1 vote on the proposal was followed by a resolution directing the staff to look into other renewable and clean energy options during the next two months.

 
“We are extremely disappointed with the Commission’s vote on the wind project, but we remain hopeful that the Commissioners will find a way to accept the repeated, unanimous recommendations of their Citizens’ Committee to invest in clean, renewable energy,” said Rachel Shimshak, Director of the Renewable Northwest Project.
 
Shimshak praised the leadership of Commissioner Charles Moon who voted in favor of investing in wind energy. “Commissioner Moon stood with the Snohomish Citizens' Committee and for the long-run environmental and economic benefits of renewable resources with his vote,” she added. Shimshak also noted that Commissioner Kathy Vaughn expressed interest in finding an alternative proposal for investing in clean energy.
 
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For more information contact:
Rachel Shimshak, Director
Renewable Northwest Project
503-223-4544
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