Oct 23, 2020
CENSE appeals Superior Court Decision
CENSE has appealed the King County Superior Court’s decision upholding Bellevue’s approval of PSE’s Energize Eastside project. More information here. (To see a graphic of the approval process, click here.)
Aug 3, 2020
CENSE files complaint with UTC regarding explosion & fire in transmission line/pipeline corridor
An explosion and fire occurred alarmingly close to the Olympic Pipeline in South Bellevue on July 20. The incident was caused by a discharge from PSE’s high-voltage transmission line into a tree that had grown too close to the power line. This is the same transmission line that would carry double the voltage if PSE builds Energize Eastside. Although no injuries occurred, CENSE and neighbors are concerned about the neglect that led to the event, as well as the inadequate response from PSE and Olympic. CENSE filed a complaint to the UTC on August 3rd asking for an investigation and preventative solutions. Read the letter to the UTC here.
May 14, 2020
CENSE prepares for upcoming hearings
We are continuing to prepare our legal challenges to Energize Eastside at two upcoming hearings: 1) the Newcastle public hearing, and 2) our challenge to the Bellevue decision in King County Superior Court. Details here.
May 9, 2020
Lake Hills/148th Transmission Line Update
PSE marches ahead, cutting down trees along 148th and 8th streets, despite pleas from the community and proposed alternatives from 300trees.org.
Read more here.
Feb 15, 2020
Renton Hearing Examiner approves Energize Eastside permits
His decision did not consider whether or not the line is needed, and did not address safety issues. CENSE will ask for reconsideration. Read more here.
Jan 30, 2020
PSE Rate Hike? Send your comments!
PSE is requesting a 6.9% rate increase for electricity and 7.9% for natural gas. Tell the WUTC what you think! We make it easy, just go to our comment writing page. It only takes a minute!
Jan 9, 2020
Great turnout for the Renton Public Hearing
Thank you to all who came to the Renton Public Hearing on Energize Eastside on January 8! Read all about it here.
Jan 8, 2020
Energize Eastside in Renton
This document analyzes Energize Eastside’s impact on Renton, as well as the benefits Renton will receive (spoiler alert: NONE!). Read it here.
Dec 27, 2019
CENSE Appeals City approval of Energize Eastside permits
CENSE has appealed Bellevue’s decision to permits for Energize Eastside. Read more here.
Dec 4, 2019
CENSE Interviewed by Seattle Times and KUOW
CENSE President Don Marsh was interviewed by Seattle Times and KUOW Radio about the current status of permitting for Energize Eastside. The Seattle Times article was printed in the Dec 4th paper and the KUOW interview was broadcast on Dec 2nd. Listen and read here.
Nov 22, 2019
New CENSE Initiative in response to Permit Approval
We are launching a 3 pronged initiative in response to the Bellevue City Council’s approval of permits for PSE’s Energize Eastside. Read more here.
Nov 15, 2019
Bellevue Council rejects citizen appeals
Under the close scrutiny of PSE vice-president Andy Wappler, the Bellevue City Council unanimously rejected residents’ appeals against PSE’s Energize Eastside project on Thursday night, Nov 14th. Read more here.
Nov 4, 2019
Bellevue Reporter Article covering Appeal Hearing
Excellent article in the Bellevue Reporter covering the Energize Eastside Appeal Hearing and arguments made CENSE attorney, Rick Aramburu. Details here.