Energize Eastside is NOT a done deal!
We still have an opportunity to challenge the project in the upcoming Public Hearings.
More information about the hearing, and help writing comments can be found on our Public Hearing and Comments page.
Help us raise $5,000 to fund our efforts
CENSE funds have been stretched by the delay in the public hearing (originally anticipated for last fall), the division of the project into two segments, and PSE’s continuing refusal to release data. CENSE decided to engage an additional expert witness to strengthen our legal case. But now we need to raise additional funds to cover these unexpected costs.
CENSE must create the best legal case possible, because all appeals will be based solely on the evidence presented at THIS hearing. Your donation will be a generous gift to defend your community, the environment, and the beauty of the Eastside for future generations.
CENSE is the voice of the community for smart energy choices for the Eastside. We are volunteer-run and donor-funded, in our fifth year of meeting with city government and the WUTC to challenge the need for Energize Eastside. Click to learn more…
Energize Eastside is PSE’s project to build a massive transmission line through Eastside neighborhoods. It has been promoted with a campaign of half-truths and scare tactics. Click to learn more…
What’s the Latest?
Update March 12, 2019:
The Public Hearing on the south segment will be March 28th. Please send your comments to the Hearing Examiner and attend the hearing. To receive breaking news alerts, Sign up for our newsletter.
See our article in Bellevue Reporter: Community group urges common CENSE in energy proposal
Newcastle recently retained Synapse, an industry consultant, to perform an independent evaluation of the need for Energize Eastside. The consultant will also study the safety risks of installing large poles very close to 50-year-old petroleum pipelines located near downtown Newcastle and several residential neighborhoods. The results of the study are expected by March. A recommendation by the city and a public hearing will follow.
PSE’s application to build Energize Eastside in Renton is on hold while a consultant evaluates the consistency of PSE’s permit application with the Environmental Impact Statement. A final report is expected in April. A recommendation by Renton and a public hearing will occur later.
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