SEATTLE, Wash. - Opponents are working to overhaul the rules of a law that requires the state's largest utilities to get more electricity from wind, solar, and other renewable sources.
Lawmakers are considering several bills that would make it easier for utilities to meet the standard. Gov. Jay Inslee and other opponents say it would undercut the law aimed at spurring clean energy development and reducing pollution.
Initiative 937, passed in 2006, requires utilities to get 15% of their power from wind, solar, geothermal, and certain woody biomass by 2020.
One bill opposed by environmental groups would change the law to allow hydroelectric power to be counted as a renewable energy source. Another measure says utilities that have enough power would not have to meet an I-937 target.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:25:07 GMT
UPDATE: A male driver has serious injuries, the other driver, who's a female, has life threatening injuries.>>
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