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Are We Damned to Lose Our Dams?

Cindy Alia, April 13, 2019

One significant and impressive way to turn back the tide on the flood of the green deal is citizen activism.  Well educated and informed citizens banding together reversed the Avista/Hydro One deal with information, science, and a passion to protect our clean hydropower, national security and independence. 

That same dedication is urgently needed by citizen activists now.  The craze of the most devoted and simplistically delusional green worriers is to continuously beat the drum of climate change to claim it requires our state’s dams must come down. 

Support Climate Reality, Resist Hysteria!

The CAPR Conference Banquet Key Note Speaker was Marc Morano, former Communications Director for the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee and senior aide, speechwriter, and climate researcher for Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), is the executive editor and chief correspondent for ClimateDepot.com, a pioneering climate and eco-news center.  His informative and entertaining presentation had the attention of all as he explained the history and effects of global climate change campaigns throughout the years.  We are grateful for the support of CAPR that enabled us to feature Mr. Morano, and his presentation which was enjoyed by all!

Rental Property Owners Face Onerous Demands in Legislative Bills

A suite of Tenant/Landlord Bills have been introduced and are progressing through the legislature.  It is self-evident that no genuine effort has been made by bill sponsors to solicit input from industry-wide stakeholders.  Tenant advocates have been candid (and successful) with their opposition to landlords having a seat at the table.  That is why these bills are generally so short-sighted.

Tenant/Landlord relationship and interaction is dynamic and complex, and these bills fail to recognize the on the ground circumstances created with real people living real lives.  Additionally the bills do not consider that both landlords and fellow tenants can suffer the consequences of a bad apple tenant. 

Citizen Activism Results in a Bill Passed to Protect Septic System Owners!

By Cindy Alia

April 29, 2019

Congratulations are due to citizens for their citizen activism!  Citizens can make changes to law through hard work and dogged pursuit to better the lives of people trying to work and live under the regulatory system.

COOMWA, a citizens’ action group formed to protect citizens use and management of their septic systems, along with Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights have worked to promote and ultimately have passed, a bill in the state legislature.  SB 5503, sponsored by Senators Das, Fortunato, Takko has been through the legislative process in Olympia, and is now law!  Here is a link to the bill Certification of Enrollment as passed the legislature on March 6, 2019! 

Carbon Tax Bills Moving Forward UPDATED!

CAPR ACTION ALERT
In Spite of the repeated rejection by the public of carbon taxes to offset climate change, legislators have moved several bills into the legislative process to bypass the public will and replace it with their own.

Most unfortunately, Senator Carlyle’s Carbon Taxing Bill, SB 5116 has passed the Senate Chamber on a strict party line basis with democrats voting Yea and Republicans voting Nay. It is on its way to be heard in the House, as it is scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Environment & Energy at 8:00 AM in anticipation of other legislative action on Tuesday, March 5th!

The Orca – Fact Versus Political Hysteria

By Cindy Alia

January 27, 2019

As much as I would like to take credit for this article, a very savvy and critically thinking facebook follower often has very in depth and well thought out comments to articles posted there.  Grateful for this kind of response and the research behind it, I feel compelled in this case to share the thoughts and conclusions reached from the research the follower had done.

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