As an 8th Legislative District Representative, I co-sponsored legislation to recognize hydroelectric generation as a renewable energy resource. I also co-sponsored the Climate Change Accountability Act (HB 2772). The provisions in this bill would require that any climate change legislation provide proof of carbon emissions offset, cost savings, and implementation costs. One purpose of this was to provide transparency in Government for bills such as cap and trade, which will have tremendous consequences on the families and businesses of WA State in terms of taxation and other requirements. What we need is a sound energy policy for our state, and I will work to ensure that these policies are both transparent and to the point. I will vote to reject any cap and trade program in WA State.