CENSE funds have been stretched by the delay in the public hearing (originally anticipated for fall 2018), 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 an additional $50,000 to cover these unexpected costs.
If you have the means, please donate $500 or more by mid-March. 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.
PSE has filed applications
PSE filed its first permit application to build Energize Eastside to the cities of Bellevue, Newcastle and Renton. 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. The most important hearing will be the first one, held by the City of Bellevue on March 28th 2019. It only addresses the south Bellevue segment but it will establish the legal record and set the stage for the remaining hearings and appeals. The legal record 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. See our Hearing Page for more information.
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 funds so we can engage experts during the next few months.
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.