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2023 – News about Councilmember Sarah Perry

View 2023 press releases from Councilmember Perry.

July 20, 2023
Perry brings proposal to protect against explosions, environmental risks of battery energy storage systems
"This ordinance builds on our recent work on financial responsibility around fossil fuel facilities by ensuring Battery Energy Storage Sites (BESS) also address potential public safety and environmental protection concerns. As renewable energy sources, such as battery storage sites, become increasingly common, we have the same responsibility to ensure the safety of our residents and the protection of our soil, water tables and surrounding areas, as we do with our current fossil fuel facilities. We will continue to ensure these protections as we strive to meet King County's Strategic Climate Action Plan goals."

July 12, 2023
Snoqualmie Mayor Ross collaborates with Councilmember Perry in calling an Echo Glen safety and security roundtable
“I appreciated Mayor Ross’ request for support in convening this meeting, as the importance of having everyone at the table who is involved in the situation can’t be overstated in our ability to achieve the most efficient, effective and appropriate response for all involved..."

June 13, 2023
Perry Awards Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service to Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman Robert de los Angeles
“Chairman Bob de los Angeles has been deeply committed to both the members of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and community members throughout the Valley and beyond and he is beloved in our area. Through his leadership and dedication, Chairman de los Angeles has built trust and fostered regional partnerships resulting in significant impacts throughout King County and beyond.”

February 28, 2023
Committee approves new requirements for fossil fuel, power generation facilities
“Today we took important action strengthening environmental protections in the case of a spill, explosion or decommissioning of a fossil fuel facility in unincorporated King County. Recognizing the potential risk both fossil fuel and non-hydroelectric generation facilities can pose to community health and the natural environment, I am proud to offer this legislation that helps protect public health and safety, air and water quality, habitats, and natural resource lands.”