3 results for author: Jana Gastellum


A chance to speak up about federal roll backs

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has planned a public forum for residents to comment on the Trump Administration's proposals to rollback clean car standards and the Clean Power Plan. Coal and cars have been the top two sources of emmissions in the United States.The Obama Administration adopted proposals to cut emissions from these two sectors. The Trump Administration is now rolling them back. Periods for public comment are about to expire, and DEQ will forward messages to the federal agencies before deadlines. Oregon Environmental Council strongly opposes these reversals, and asks that you do too.Clean Car Standards are incred...

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard: 1st Year Successes!

One year in, the Clean Fuels Standard is working. In its first three quarters, clean fuels has displaced more than 589,000 tons of climate pollution -- that’s 30% more...

Climate Stability and Justice Needed for Oregon: A review of HB 3470 and looking forward

During the 2015 legislative session, Oregon Environmental Council was proud to join with environmental, health, communities of color and business partners concerned about climate pollution to help advance the Climate Stability and Justice Act (HB 3470). The Act would enforce Oregon's existing limits on climate pollution with a firm timeline for putting a comprehensive action plan in place to guarantee Oregon achieves its climate goals. This creates certainty for both businesses and the environment. Everyone knows what targets we’re aiming for and has a voice in developing the action plan.The proposed Climate Stability & Justice Act is very ...