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By Lou Marzeles

Cantwell visits proposed energy project site


September 12, 2018

Rodger Nichols

CANTWELL ON THE SITE: Top, Sen. Maria Cantwell (center) stands with Klickitat County Commissioner David Sauter (left) and KPUD General Manager Jim Smith on the ridge overlooking the former aluminum plant

"Klickitat County has already been a leader in energy policy, implementing one of the most advanced policies in the nation to cover the county with wind and now they're looking at pump storage which is a good solution to renewable energy, to have something that would balance it out. So seeing this project today, we want to make sure that the federal government is putting in place what are the rules for projects like pump storage to occur. That's what we're trying to encourage them to do. What are the parameters, what would be the process by which projects like this could be considered, so the county could submit something and have that considered.

As we look at storage, it's going to be a...

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