What is the status of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process?

In March 2018, environmental review of the Energize Eastside project concluded with the publication of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Final EIS concludes an extensive, nearly three-year-long environmental review process that affirms that the project can be safely built and operated and that replacing poles and wires along the existing corridor limits impacts to Eastside communities.

The City of Bellevue led the environmental review process in partnership with the cities of Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond and Renton. This process included multiple opportunities for public comment. Through the EIS process, other reasonable alternative solutions were identified and reviewed, and the Final EIS provides an independent evaluation of the project, the limited potential impacts, and associated recommended mitigation measures

To learn more about the environmental review process or to review the Final EIS, visit EnergizeEastsideEIS.org.