Call to action: Let’s keep the Clean Energy Jobs momentum going strong

We ask you to take a moment to contact your legislator to show continued support for the Clean Energy Jobs bill.

From left: Students Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams stand with Chris Clark during the February 2018 Day of Action in Salem in support of the Clean Energy Jobs bill.

By Angela Crowley-Koch
Legislative Director

The Oregon Legislature now sits as the third in the nation with a legislative committee charged with reducing climate pollution to protect our children, families and health from climate change. Thanks to your help, our leaders have noticed the strong public support for the Clean Energy Jobs bill, which caps pollution from the largest emitters in the state.

The momentum is strong and needs to remain so. After the 2018 Legislative Session, state leaders created the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction, led by the majority leaders of both chambers. The Governor’s Office has staffed the newly formed Carbon Policy Office. And this May, our elected leaders reconvened to restart discussions on passing the Clean Energy Jobs bill.

Now’s the chance to weigh in and say this bill should remain a top priority for 2019.

Proceeds from a price on carbon will help our most climate-impacted neighborhoods, our workforce, especially those who work outdoors, and our economy. Investments can be made for the benefit of agriculture and rural communities, while also encouraging the development of smart carbon-reduction strategies. Our state needs to continue on a path that delivers clean energy as we transition away from polluting fuels and technology.We ask that you continue to show support for this crucial legislation and maintain pressure for the strongest, most environmentally-sound version of the Clean Energy Jobs bill to reach the House and Senate floors in 2019. All our legislators from every corner of the state need to hear that Oregonians demand smart policies that pivot us to lead the nation with a clean-energy economy.

Now’s the time. In the face of federal action aimed at maiming environmental standards in order to favor major polluters instead of our communities, it’s up to us and our state leaders to maintain the integrity of air and water protections.

We’ve created a tool that gives you suggested language as you personalize your message to your leaders. Please take a moment to reach out to your state representative and senator. We will provide live Tweets during the committee’s hearing scheduled to begin at noon and look to OEConline.org/Climate for more information on the bill and our work to protect the climate.

Thank you for your advocacy and remaining a strong supporter.

Related Posts
Filter by
Post Page
Water Conservation Featured Climate Protection Policy OEC News/Updates/Events Transportation Solutions
Sort by

What’re we going to do about water?

by Karen Lewotsky We’ve all been dismayed, watching our southern neighbor deal with the consequences of disappearing groundwater. It’s hard to believe the horrific impacts as the water tables drop in California—lower, lower, and lower. As the Central Valley sinks, we’ve heard rumors about homes, business and even small towns being abandoned for lack of water. We’ve heard that some are rushing to use as much as possible
September 20, 2016, 6:23 pm
jenc

9

Going Coal-Free for a Cooler Oregon

Oregon Environmental Council played a leading role in passing historic legislation in 2016 to transition our state off of coal-fired power and increase our renewable portfolio standard. Through the passage of the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition bill, Oregon became the first state EVER to take legislative action to go coal-free and, once fully implemented, will have one of the cleanest electricity mixes in the WORLD. But how exactly does
May 10, 2016, 7:11 pm
devond

9

Carbon reduction committee energizes the Clean Energy Jobs bill toward passage

Members approved HB 2020, bill moves to Ways and Means PORTLAND — Members of the Joint Committee
May 18, 2019, 5:17 pm
tonyh

0

U.S. Supreme Court passes on hearing oil industry challenge against Oregon’s clean-fuels momentum

The Clean Fuels Standard continues immense success, to remain for decades FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2019
May 14, 2019, 12:30 am
tonyh

0

5 things to know about Clean Energy Jobs in 2019 (Updated)

Updated Feb. 21, 2019 with additional datesOregon is on its way toward passing historic climate legislation. The passage of a Clean Energy Jobs bill will resonate nationally, drive emissions down in the state, and open up opportunities
February 19, 2019, 6:33 pm
admin

0

CLEAN ENERGY JOBS BILL SHOWS GOOD PROGRESS TOWARD HISTORIC ACTION

Oregon Environmental Council applauds the Clean Energy Jobs bill released by the Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders this week. “We deeply appreciate the hard work that has gone into the Clean Energy Jobs bill and look forward to working with state
February 1, 2019, 7:58 pm
admin

0

9th Circuit opinion preserves momentum for Clean Fuels Standards

Appeals court upholds lower court ruling dismissing industry challenge to clean-transportation policy created to address climate change PORTLAND, OR – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today upholding a lower court’s ruling dismissing industry claims against Oregon’s groundbreaking
September 7, 2018, 10:11 pm
tonyh

0

Call on Oregon leaders to move forward with Clean Energy Jobs

When the 2018 session ended, the immense public support and momentum of the Clean Energy Jobs bill helped shape an historic pathway to adoption in 2019. Our leaders in Oregon’s House and Senate created a first-of-a-kind committee to tackle carbon reduction and they approved dollars to pay for a Carbon Policy Office to inform the process and the public. The new committee, the 
July 18, 2018, 3:41 pm
admin

0


1 Reply to "Call to action: Let’s keep the Clean Energy Jobs momentum going strong"

  • mike zachery
    May 31, 2018 (2:02 am)
    Reply

    I think the idea of clean air and water is the most important the state government should be interested in. Plus creating training
    and jobs to support a cleaner enviroment. Then maybe the resst of the country will follow Oregons example and success regardless of the US Congress or The President.l


Got something to say?

Some html is OK