Founded in 2014, “CENSE is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization that represents thousands of Eastside residents and business owners. We come from many backgrounds, but we all agree that Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) ‘Energize Eastside’ is a fundamentally flawed project. We have serious concerns about the need, safety, cost and environmental impacts of the 230kV transmission line project and know that there are better solutions to our energy needs.” This 18-mile high-voltage transmission line would run from Renton to Redmond next to 9 schools and 9 churches cut through 13 parks and 29 neighborhoods.
In January, PSE will ask for a permit for its Energize Eastside project in Newcastle.
Ways you can help:
- Sign up for CENSE’s monthly newsletter to get latest updates.
- Send in written comments to Newcastle Hearing Examiner. Go to CENSE website for ideas for relevant comments, where, and when to send comments.
- Attend hearings via Zoom. The CENSE website will provide dates, times, and Zoom links. CENSE will testify Jan. 14, beginning 9 am.
- Speak up to 3 minutes at public testimony time. See CENSE website for details.
- Donate: CENSE volunteers are unpaid, but funds are needed to pay for expert testimony and studies and legal fees. CENSE volunteers have spent innumerable hours to become “experts” in understanding electricity demand on the Eastside and how to prepare for legal proceedings.
by Kristi Weir, Earth and Climate Action Ministry Team