Rep. Greg Cheney takes a stand against contentious energy bill, ESHB 1589


During the late-night House floor debate, Rep. Greg Cheney, R-Battle Ground, vehemently opposes the majority party’s contentious energy bill, ESHB 1589, a proposal that will significantly hike costs for ratepayers.

Cheney points out the bill’s glaring constitutional flaws, particularly its expanded fees for ratepayers, a provision absent in the original draft. Moreover, he criticizes the bill’s failure to provide a comprehensive statute cross-reference, raising transparency concerns. Cheney argues that the bill’s ambiguous language obscures referenced statutes, impeding the people’s ability to fully understand its implications.

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