12/23/20 | Olympia | Columbia Basin Herald
Ninth District Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, was chosen as ranking member of the Environment and Energy Committee of the Washington House of Representatives for the 2021 Legislative session.
Dye becomes the leading Republican on the committee, according to a press release from Republicans, who are the minority party in the state House. Previously, she served as the assistant ranking member.
Among the committee’s jobs is providing House oversight of the state’s Environmental Policy Act, Growth Management Act and Shoreline Management Act. The committee also considers issues relating to air quality, oil spill prevention, aquatic lands, hazardous waste, recycling and solid waste, toxic materials, state climate policy, renewable energy standards, energy availability, production and conservation. The committee also is in charge of House oversight of activities of the Puget Sound Partnership in Puget Sound and the Hood Canal. (Read more about Mary Dye)