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May 31, 2016

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution instructing Seattle City Light to take a hard look at the operation of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant (WPPSS-2). The resolution was signed by the mayor on June 3.

We hope City Light will use its votes and influence on the board of Energy Northwest and as a Columbia Generating Station Participant to advocate for the shutdown and decommissioning of the Columbia Generating Station.

The full text of the approved resolution is available here .

For video of the Council session, click here .
   Public comment on the resolution begins at 12 minutes, 37 seconds.
   Council discussion and passage of the resolution begins at 57 minutes, lasting about five minutes.

Council testimony from supporters of the resolution:

Mary Hanson
Roger Lippman

Philip Lusk Testimony   Market test

See also the Seattle City Council's Energy Committee hearing on the dangers of nuclear power (August 13, 2014):
Video recording
(scroll down to 8/13/2014 hearing)     Written transcript     Northwest Energy Coalition talking points

Our future is in green energy, not aging, costly nuclear plants Economist Robert McCullough responds to an op-ed by a member of the Energy Northwest board that criticized the Seattle City Council's resolution. Seattle Times, June 30, 2016


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