Oregon Environmental Council works directly with businesses, elected officials and community leaders across the state to take real and immediate action to curb the biggest driver of climate change: greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fossil fuels. By working now for lasting solutions, OEC helps protect the state against the costly and dangerous effects of extreme weather and air pollution while helping to build a strong clean energy economy for us all. Everything in our lives depends on the climate, from the food we eat to the water that supports our health, homes and industries. But our climate is changing and the impacts are already being seen across Oregon: extreme heat that disproportionately harms vulnerable, frontline communities; changes to our ocean that threaten our fish and shellfish and the economies they support;, and record low snow levels that cause drought and impact our tourism and recreation.
OEC is acting now to reduce climate pollution and protect the Oregon we love, by supporting the transition to cleaner energy, cleaner fuels, and climate friendly transportation options. The result will be cleaner air, a stronger economy, more jobs and healthier communities.