Friday, May 19, 2017

PSE "Energize Eastside" Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is open for comment

Maybe you've heard about PSE's plans to collect up to $1 billion through higher energy bills to build the “Energize Eastside” transmission line. PSE hopes to install giant new poles (80-100' tall) and high-voltage wires through 18 miles of the Eastside. The line would be constructed within feet of the aging Olympic jet fuel pipeline - the same one that exploded in Bellingham in 1999. This project will not measurably increase reliability or decrease the most common types of power outages.
Th draft 2 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been released and is open for comment until 6/21. A group of dedicated residents recommends smarter solutions to increase reliability - CENSE will host a workshop THIS Saturday (5/20) from 10 a.m. - noon at the Eastshore Unitarian Church (12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005) - free coffee and pastries. Volunteers will share their findings and help you focus on questionable areas in the EIS to make your comments extra effective. They have read 800 pages so you don’t have to!
-- Shannon Madonna, "Nextdoor"
Grasslawn neighborhood
Posted to 42 neighborhoods in General 2d ago

The "Energize Eastside" website is packed with information:

*NEW* Attend a Public Hearing
If you would like to learn more about the Energize Eastside EIS or provide oral comments on the Phase 2 Draft EIS, three public hearings are being held in May and June. Each meeting will begin with an open house, followed by a short presentation and an oral comment period. The oral comment period will begin approximately 45 minutes after the start of the meeting. The order of speakers will be chosen at random.

The meeting exhibits will be provided on this website prior to the first meeting, so you can review them if you are unable to attend a meeting in person. The information presented at all of the meetings will be the same. Attendance is optional. You can provide comments without attending a meeting.​

  • Tuesday May 23, 6:00-8:30pm, Oliver Hazen High School
  • Thursday May 25, 6:00-9:00pm, Bellevue City Hall
  • Saturday June 3, 2:00-4:30pm, Rose Hill Elementary School

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