VIDEO: We Did It! Celebrating Clean Fuels in Oregon

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In Oregon, we’re proving ideas that are good for all can defeat money and power in the halls of government. In February 2015, the Oregon Legislature overcame a $2 million opposition campaign by Big Oil and implemented the Clean Fuels Program for the good of the people it serves.

State legislators stood up for providing Oregonians with cleaner fuel choices, keeping energy dollars in the state to create jobs and economic opportunities – all while safeguarding clean air and reducing climate pollution.

We appreciate the legislative leaders that stood up for responsible action on climate change in Oregon and investing in a better future for Oregonians.

A special thanks to legislative leadership, the legislators who shepherded the Clean Fuels bill to its passage:

Senate President Peter Courtney
Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum
Speaker Tina Kotek
House Majority Leader Val Hoyle
Senator Chris Edwards
Senator Lee Beyer
Representative Jessica Vega Pederson
Governor Kate Brown

Click here to send a thank you note to your legislative representative!

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11 Replies to "VIDEO: We Did It! Celebrating Clean Fuels in Oregon"

  • Margaret Smith
    March 16, 2015 (9:38 pm)
    Reply

    Great Job! It give me hope when I see things like this happen!

  • Bonnie andersen
    March 18, 2015 (1:20 am)
    Reply

    Inspiring video on great work you’ve accomplished on clean fuels. I’ll try to post it on our local Wayne green Team page. Though a small town, we now have two CNG pickups and an electric car charging station.

    • Simon Tam
      March 18, 2015 (3:39 pm)
      Reply

      That’s great to hear! Would love to see a photo of the station 🙂

  • Peter Bergel
    March 19, 2015 (5:22 am)
    Reply

    This is a great start. I hope it is the beginning of this Legislative Session’s work on sustainability, not the end. There is a great deal more to do!

  • Vernon Huffer
    March 20, 2015 (10:45 pm)
    Reply

    The scientific community at least the part of it not funded by Koch Industries are less enthusastic about it. In my opinion it will hold back measures that would be much more effective.

    • admin
      March 23, 2015 (5:50 pm)
      Reply

      Hi, the scientific community was overwhelmingly in favor of the Clean Fuels bill (all independent scientists and none funded by Koch Industries). For more, see here: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/science-group-voices-support-governor-brown-signs-oregon-clean-fuels-bill-0479#.VRBR90KRZ94

      Also, here: http://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicles/clean-fuels#.VRBR-kKRZ94

    • Simon Tam
      March 23, 2015 (9:34 pm)
      Reply

      Vernon, perhaps you haven’t seen the posts from the Union of Concerned Scientists’ statement about Clean Fuels:

      “A year ago more than one hundred leading California scientists and economists sent an open letter on climate change to Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature urging them to maintain California’s leadership on climate change. These experts said that a clear price on carbon is “key, but not sufficient to adequately reduce emissions. Policies that promote renewable energy, low carbon fuels, and cleaner transportation are also critical.” Policymakers should look beyond the current policies, and prepare now to reach emissions targets between 2020 and 2030.

      “Every sector involved in addressing climate change, from energy to transportation, will need sufficient time to prepare to meet new targets. The longer we wait the harder and more costly it will be. Please begin now to set a science-based, heat-trapping emissions target for 2030.”

      (from http://blog.ucsusa.org/low-carbon-fuels-california-610)

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