Contact Washington Regulators
This petition is now closed.
End date: Feb 02, 2016
Signatures collected: 245
Deadline February 1, 6:00 PM MDT
Montana is at a major crossroads in tackling climate change. We can continue to rely upon an old, expensive, and dirty coal-fired power plant, or we can plan for the inevitable transition to a clean energy future. The largest owner of the Colstrip coal-fired power plant, Puget Sound Energy (PSE), is currently planning its energy future. Washington state regulators must approve this plan. PSE’s plan is a critical step in thoughtfully transitioning Montana and Washington to a clean energy future. We need you to contact Washington regulators today, and ask that they only approve a plan that prepares for a transition from coal to cleaner energy sources.
PSE has repeatedly failed to plan for a transition from the Colstrip plant to clean energy. PSE’s newest 20-year plan is business as usual. With the Colstrip coal plant’s days limited, failing to address a transition from coal to clean energy is shortsighted and irresponsible.
Montana has one of the best wind energy resources in the nation, and now several solar energy projects are being proposed across the state. Wind and solar will provide electricity and good paying jobs – but only if we plan for the transition. It’s also increasingly clear that the Colstrip coal plant is on its last legs. We must plan ahead for Colstrip’s retirement to ensure a smooth and just transition for workers and consumers and to guarantee full and complete reclamation and remediation of the area.
Regulators will be making a decision soon–we need you to act NOW to make your voice heard.
Thank you for taking action!