[50th] Policies

Policies Category for OEC’s 50th landing page


2017: Statewide Public Transit Funding


2017: Clean Transportation Package


2016: Coal-Free Energy Law

Oregon will transition off of coal-fired electric power and replace it with clean, renewable energy, putting Oregon on the path to having one of the cleanest energy mixes in the world.

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2015: Toxic Free Kids Act


2013: Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships


2011: Negotiated Closure of State’s Coal Plant


2009: Clean Fuels Standard


2007: Climate Change Integration Act


2006: Clean Car Standards


2001: Mercury Reduction Act

In 2001, we helped pass the Mercury Reduction Act, including a first-in-the-nation phase out of mercurycontaining thermostats, as well as phase out of mercury-containing thermometers, auto switches and novelty products. Oregon became a leader in cutting harmful mercury from our waste stream. This act was a major step in Oregon Environmental Council’s efforts to protect children’s health, as well as Oregon’s rivers and fish.

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