Every few minutes in today’s hearing HB 4 appeared headed toward passing, only to to do a 180-degree flip, with strong indication it would be defeated. Surprises at every turn. It was crazy, but no one could have predicted how it played out.
By a 6-4 vote, the House Energy Environment and Natural Resources tabled HB 4. It ain’t over yet, but this was a serious win. I expect that we will see a motion to “untable” within a week. It is a short session, and today’s hearing definitely slowed the Hydrogen Hub train significantly. But even if it is untabled, we now have time to hone our message and target the legislators who need to hear it.
I started a post outlining what happened, who said what, and how that might inform our strategy. But Roxanne needs to edit it and we are both out of steam. So look for a post mid-morning tomorrow with the details of today’s hearing.
Thanks to all the many Retake folks and our allies who offered clear, compelling public comment. A great day, with more to do. Onward!
In solidarity & hope,
Paul & Roxanne
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