Comment from Joos, Sandra, PhD

I applaud the fact that the draft plan would stabilize carbon emissions by meeting virtually all of our new electricity needs over the next 20 years with energy efficiency and renewable energy. However, the plan does nothing to actually reduce our carbon emissions or lessen our current dependence on the coal-fired power plants that account for nearly 90% of our electric system’s global-warming emissions. Please work to ensure that the final plan provides the region with strategies to meet growing power needs, wean us from dirty coal, bring endangered salmon and steelhead back from the brink of extinction, and start electrifying transportation