Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
OLYMPIA, Wash. (March 4, 20113)—Washington state Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, has apologized for saying that bicyclists contribute to climate change through their heavy breathing.
Orcutt, of Kalama, the ranking minority member of the state's House Transportation Committee, apologized Monday for writing in an e-mail last week that "the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider."
He was responding to bike store owner who was upset about a proposed fee on some new bicycle purchases.
Orcutt is a fiscal conservative who believes cyclists should help pay for the upkeep of roads.
Orcutt says he was trying to say that bicyclists don't have a zero carbon footprint, but says it was poorly worded.