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RNP Press Release
March 28, 1996

Advocates Praise Governor Lowry and the Washington Legislature for their Commitment to Renewable Resources

A regional advocacy organization today praised the passage and signing of HB 2290, the Washington State sales tax exemption for wind and solar energy. The exemption is critical to developing environmentally responsible energy resources, and will provide both economic development benefits and a cleaner energy future.

 
“With the passage of this bill, Washington is demonstrating its leadership and commitment to a clean, renewable future,” said Rachel Shimshak, director of the Renewable Northwest Project, a regional organization promoting environmentally responsible renewable energy resources, based in Portland, Oregon. “Investing in renewable energy sources, such as wind, geothermal and solar, will benefit both the economy and the environment in the Northwest,” she added.
 
Washington has some of the best wind sites in the region and strong solar and geothermal potential. The State is home to a burgeoning wind industry, and the location of two promising Columbia Hills wind projects outside of Goldendale.
 
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For more information contact:
Rachel Shimshak, Director
Renewable Northwest Project
503-223-4544
 
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