29 Apr '11, 8pm

Wash. Gov. signs legislation to shut down polluting plant, preserving beauty of Mount Rainier and Olympic parks.

“Today, Gov. Gregoire signed into law legislation that will literally clear the air above two of Washington state’s most beautiful and iconic natural areas, Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks. This bill provides early retirement and interim pollution controls to limit haze-causing pollution from Washington’s biggest national park polluter, TransAlta’s coal-fired Centralia Power Plant. “TransAlta has impaired air quality in a dozen protected public landscapes for generations. This bill signifies that this plant’s impact on these public spaces will be mitigated and ultimately brought to an end. Our generation and those to come will reap the benefits of this legislation when they experience scenic park vistas at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks that are less hampered by haze pollution and breathe cleaner air. “By 2020, TransAlta will be required to cut the poiso...

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