PSE has filed applications
PSE filed its first permit application to build Energize Eastside to the City of Bellevue in September. A second application was submitted to Newcastle in November. We expect a third application will be filed in Renton in December. Redmond will come sometime later in a second round of permits to build the northern half of the project.
The legal record for Energize Eastside will be created in public hearings held in each city sometime after April 2018. The legal record will refer to the Environmental Impact Statement (to be published early next year). More importantly, it will include new evidence presented by CENSE that questions the need for the project, the safety risks, the destruction of thousands of trees, and the high cost compared to modern alternatives such as batteries. CENSE has excellent information to provide that could become the basis of future court cases.
We need your help
It costs a lot of money to cover legal costs and hire great experts to make our case at these hearings. It’s not easy to stop a multi-billion dollar corporation. CENSE needs to raise $150,000 so we can engage experts during the next few months.
We will match your donation!
To kickstart the next round of donations, CENSE board members have pledged $40,000 to a matching fund. During this winter fund drive, your donation will be doubled.
How much should you donate? The average donation for this phase of our campaign has been $1500. What is it worth to preserve the environment and the beauty of your neighborhood for future generations?
Invest in the future of the Eastside
The case against Energize Eastside is overwhelming, and all recent trends favor a less expensive, less destructive alternative. Help us make a strong case that will be considered by city council members and judges in years to come.