A look back at carbon pricing in Oregon

Oregon has been working on varying forms of legislation to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions with a limit and price on pollution for well over a decade. Clean Energy Jobs is the final product and ready to be passed in 2018.

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Oregon Sets New Goals for Carbon Sequestration

Natural and Working Lands Proposal
January 14, 2022, 5:52 pm
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Carbon reduction committee energizes the Clean Energy Jobs bill toward passage

Members approved HB 2020, bill moves to Ways and Means PORTLAND —
May 18, 2019, 5:17 pm
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Turning Trash Into Low Carbon Treasure

A guest blog post by David Babson, Union of Concerned Scientists The United States generates more than 250 million tons of trash and more than 9 trillion gallons of wastewater each year, and these wastes are not well managed. Nearly two thirds of our solid waste ends up in landfills where it decomposes to generate greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere. In all, the waste management sector is the third largest source of climate
September 23, 2015, 8:14 pm
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Stronger Together: The 2015 carbon-busting agenda

To get a handle on climate disruption, we need everyone’s participation and we need to tackle carbon pollution from every source. OEC is promoting and supporting state policies that: Make our homes and other buildings more efficient Make our cars and trucks more efficient Transition Oregon away from dirty energy, like coal and oil, toward clean, renewable energy sources Provide people with more transportation options Hold big p
March 17, 2015, 10:34 pm
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wetland in the malheur national wildlife refuge with dry grass and clouds in the blue sky

Make Your Voice Heard for the Future of Oregon Groundwater!

When you think about water in Oregon, you might think about the Rogue River, Pacific Coast or Malheur Lake. However, some of the most important bodies of water in our state aren’t visible to the naked eye: they’re under our feet.
April 9, 2024, 1:38 pm
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Biosolids, PFAS and Oregon Agriculture

Known as “forever chemicals,” harmful PFAS chemicals can be found in the air, water, and soil of virtually every ecosystem on Earth. Distribution of PFAS varies widely – from high concentrations in states like Michigan and Maine to very low levels here in Oregon. Our state’s water utilities and water quality agencies are already studying the sources and level of PFAS in our local water systems. But there is still much to learn about how these chemicals move thr
February 22, 2024, 2:22 pm
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It’s Time for Oregon to Lead in Clean Tech with HB 4112!

Right now, Oregon has a historic opportunity to lead in the manufacturing of in-demand clean energy technologies. By leveraging federal funds under the Inflation Reduction Act, the Clean Technology Leadership bill (HB 4112) will boost Oregon’s competitiveness to help land billions of dollars in investments in this strategic sector. Oregon’s opportunity to lead
February 16, 2024, 5:07 pm
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Could Oregon be the 5th state to pass a ‘right to repair’ law? Here is how you can help!

As a state with a green reputation, the way Oregon interacts with and manages waste materials must continue to evolve in ways that preserve ecosystems, protect human health and waterways, and reduce climate pollution. For decades, Oregon has been a leader in sustainability – with our historic passing of the nation’s first bottle
January 28, 2024, 9:56 pm
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40 Years of Curbside Recycling in Oregon: What’s Next?

Where it started: Curbside Recycling in Oregon Our Bottle Bill was one of OEC’s first big policy wins. Enacted in 1971, the Bottle Bill put into place an incentive for people to return glass and aluminum which began to change the way that Oregonians thought about the downstream impacts of the p
December 21, 2023, 11:45 am
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