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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I-937 should make the ballot

We won't have as many initiatives on the ballot this fall as the other side will, but at least we're going to have one:
Supporters of Initiative 937, which would mandate that Washington utilities generate 15 percent of electricity from wind, solar power and other renewable sources, say they've gathered enough signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.

Backers of "Yes on I-937" say they'll turn in 320,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office on Thursday.
It's good to be able to support something that will move our state in a meaningful direction. However, while I-937 deserves to be strongly supported, we must also defeat the right wing initiatives that have qualified for the ballot. All are serious threats to our future that cannot be ignored.

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