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Seattle City Light Supports Regional Recommendation to Renegotiate Columbia River Treaty

Seattle City Light supports a regional recommendation on the future of the Columbia River Treaty that the Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Corps of Engineers sent to the U.S. State Department today.

Today, the Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Corps of Engineers, working as the U.S. Entity, sent a long-awaited regional recommendation for the future of the Columbia River Treaty, which helps Seattle City Light provide customers with clean and reliable electricity.

You can view the recommendation and cover letter here.

Seattle City Light, which has participated in The Columbia River Treaty Power Group, is pleased to see the U.S. Entity deliver a regional recommendation to the State Department and the Administration that reflects the strong regional support for a modern treaty that makes the rebalancing of the Canadian Entitlement the top U.S. objective moving forward.

“We are grateful for the hard work and collaboration among the U.S. Entity, the Sovereign Review Team and the Power Group to further our region’s commitment to a healthy Columbia River system to provide environmental sustainability, national energy independence, protection of public safety and infrastructure, and economic well-being for future generations,” said Jorge Carrasco, Seattle City Light’s general manager and CEO.

More information on the Columbia River Treaty Power Group here.