Coalition Groups take Action Friday June 1

Coalition Groups take Action this Friday Please join us! CENSE will join the Faith Action Climate Team, Protectors of the Salish Sea, and Sierra Club for an "interfaith ceremony" to be held at PSE headquarters in downtown Bellevue starting at 11:45 AM this Friday, June 1. Where: Bellevue [...]

May 29th, 2018|

State Commission Questions Energize Eastside

State Commission Questions Energize Eastside Commissioners are listening! On Monday, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission validated five important questions that CENSE has raised about PSE’s Energize Eastside project during the past 4 years: What effect do large flows of electricity to Canada and California have on [...]

May 8th, 2018|

Fundraising Goal Reached!

You did it! Hearings are fully funded With your help, the CENSE legal fund has reached our goal of $150,000. Your donations are being used to hire experts and legal counsel to challenge PSE's Energize Eastside project at public hearings in coming months. This is a huge accomplishment. [...]

March 13th, 2018|

UTC Hearing Report

UTC Hearing Report Regulators get an earful Hundreds of citizens attended a public hearing held yesterday by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. In a large room filled to capacity in the Renton Community Center, the Commission heard unanimous objections to PSE’s long-range plans, including continued operation of [...]

February 23rd, 2018|

PSE to PUD Meeting

Meeting on Public Utility alternative to PSE Interested in a Public Utility in place of PSE? On Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2:00 pm, two environmental groups are sponsoring a discussion to explore how a public utility could provide reliable, affordable power in a transparent manner aligned with [...]

February 7th, 2018|

WUTC Review of PSE – Feb 21 2018

On Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 1:00-7:00 pm in Renton, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) will hold a public hearing to gather feedback on PSE’s Integrated Resource Plan. This plan will guide energy infrastructure investments for the next 10-20 years. Unfortunately, it is an awful [...]

February 6th, 2018|

Energize Eastside meeting WEDNESDAY

Energize Eastside meeting WEDNESDAY PSE pursues obsolete project“Energize Eastside continues to move forward.”So begins PSE’s latest newsletter announcing new permit applications to build an 18-mile, 230,000-volt transmission line. These permits were requested in Newcastle and Renton, following an application in Bellevue. However, PSE is ignoring the reality that conditions have [...]

January 29th, 2018|

Eastside supports CENSE

Eastside supports CENSE CENSE has raised over $110,000 towards our goal as we prepare for crucial hearings on PSE’s "Energize Eastside" project later this year. These funds will pay for expert witnesses and legal representation. Thank you, Eastside neighbors, for your generous support! If you haven’t sent [...]

January 23rd, 2018|

Lake Hills Study Update

Lake Hills study updatePSE responds to CENSE complaintThis is a special edition of the CENSE newsletter to update donors about the status of our Lake Hills Transmission Line study for a better reliability solution.As you may have heard, CENSE engaged a consultant from South Dakota to study a solution based [...]

November 23rd, 2017|

PSE Permit Application Meeting

City meeting on Energize Eastside permit process PSE recently applied for permits in Bellevue to build Energize Eastside. As required by law, PSE is holding a public meeting for "interested parties" next Tuesday evening, Nov 14th 2017. Please attend this meeting to learn how this proposed, but not [...]

November 8th, 2017|

Standing room only at CENSE Big News Event

Standing room only at CENSE Big News Event  We had a great turnout at the East Shore church Thursday Night - standing room only!In a nutshell, we told attendees that PSE's justifications for Energize Eastside have evaporated in the four years since the company initially proposed the project. Energy consumption [...]

November 3rd, 2017|

“Unprecedented”: PSE’s Proposed Project puts Tyee Middle School at Risk

"Unprecedented": PSE’s Proposed Project Puts Tyee Middle School at Risk Extra high voltage power lines would be in close proximity to buried jet fuel pipelines Bellevue, WA - Puget Sound Energy (PSE) wants to build an extra high voltage (230,000 volt) power line through four cities on [...]

October 29th, 2017|

Wanted: 30 Bellevue heroes

Wanted: 30 Bellevue heroes Your opportunity to save trees and increase reliability CENSE has hired an industry expert to study a modern solution to electrical reliability concerns in East Bellevue. The study will show that a system of automated switches and sensors would provide better year-round reliability than [...]

October 26th, 2017|

Batteries are coming!

Batteries are coming! New policy from PSE’s regulator “I feel very confident batteries are going to be our solution,” CENSE president Don Marsh told the Bellevue Reporter in August, shortly after PSE announced the final route for the Energize Eastside transmission line. PSE vice president Andy Wappler disagreed, saying [...]

October 19th, 2017|

Big News Event – November 2017

You're Invited! Join CENSE President Don Marsh, and CENSE attorney Rick Aramburu to hear the latest exciting news and developments on our campaign to promote smarter choices than Energize Eastside for our energy future. Learn about CENSE’s accomplishments and victories so far. Hear our plans for the next [...]

October 13th, 2017|

Is the Energize Eastside debate finished?

Is the Energize Eastside debate finished? Not even close! Is Energize Eastside a done deal? NO Is PSE following the lead of other utilities who use reliable 21st century technologies to provide electricity? NO Is there time for PSE to implement a better plan for our communities, our environment [...]

October 1st, 2017|

Sierra Club and 350 Eastside partner with CENSE!

Sierra Club and 350 Eastside partner with CENSE! CENSE welcomes new partners Sierra Club and the newly-formed Eastside chapter of announced they will partner with CENSE as we call on PSE to provide cleaner, safer, cost-effective solutions to serve our energy needs today and in [...]

September 16th, 2017|

PSE Announces Transmission Line Route

PSE Announces Transmission Line Route CENSE proposes better solutions On Tuesday, PSE decided which route the Energize Eastside transmission line will take if the company’s construction permits are approved.  As expected, PSE chose the same route as the current lines, next to Olympic pipelines that carry 13 [...]

August 9th, 2017|

Big meeting calls for Carbon Free PSE

Big meeting calls for Carbon Free PSE Last night, hundreds of concerned citizens, environmental organizations, faith groups, and “raging grannies” attended a “rate case hearing” held by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission at Bellevue City Hall. At issue was a request by Puget Sound Energy to [...]

August 2nd, 2017|

Rally to Save our Trees

Rally to Save our Trees June 12, 2017. Members of the Duwamish, Snohomish and Saanich tribes joined Bellevue residents to protest Puget Sound Energy's proposed construction of a transmission line that will result in the removal of 300 trees from 148th Avenue. The rally was held in front [...]

June 12th, 2017|