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State: Washington

Dan Newhouse
Person

Dan Newhouse

“Renewable energy plays a critically-important role in our nation’s energy portfolio and is a key source of power in Central Washington. We are blessed to have a diverse mix of clean and renewable energy sources in the region—including hydropower and nuclear energy—making Central Washington a great example of utilizing an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy.”

Dan Newhouse
Person

Dan Newhouse

“We owe it to our children and our grandchildren to keep our planet healthy and the [Conservative] Climate Caucus aims to prove that we can do so while protecting our values, relying on the best available science, and empowering Americans to do what they do best: coming together to solve problems facing our communities. This...

Dan Newhouse
Person

Dan Newhouse

“As a group we understand that locally-led conservation efforts are far more effective than one-size-fits-all mandates from the federal government.”

Dan Newhouse
Person

Dan Newhouse

“Farmers and ranchers are leading local efforts to maintain our clean air, our clean water. Just down the road for our farms, researchers and scientists are on the cutting edge of clean energy research and grid storage technology.”

Dan Newhouse
Person

Dan Newhouse

“Conservatives care about our climate and conservatives care about our environment.”    

Dan Newhouse
Person

Dan Newhouse

“The success of conservation policy must be measured by its outcomes — not by the number of, or stringency of, regulations. The focus must instead be on supporting local conservation efforts that use some of the most effective species recovery tools we have: private citizens and American industry.”

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Person

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“[W]e should foster the innovative energy technologies that will reduce emissions while using all our resources including, hydropower, natural gas, nuclear.”  

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Person

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“As I’ve said before, we should build upon our energy systems, not dismantle them. We should stop attacking the source of American innovation, stop trying to pick winners and losers. We should recognize the essential role technological innovation and American free enterprise serves to address climate risks.”

Jaime Herrera Beutler
Person

Jaime Herrera Beutler

“The hydropower developed in the Pacific Northwest benefits every resident, family, and business in our region, and it’s an important component of the all-of-the-above energy strategy that will ensure the United States maintains energy independence and leadership on the global stage.”

Dan Newhouse
Person

Dan Newhouse

“Only 3% of the nation’s 80,000 dams currently generate electricity. These existing dams in the United States could be equipped with turbines and generators to produce up to 12,000 megawatts of clean, baseload electricity. If we were simply to retrofit dams across the country, we could tap into a powerful energy resource that has little...

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