Mid-Session Update: Clean Engines, Clean Air
Oregon’s opportunity to reduce toxic diesel pollution is NOW. A $72.9 million settlement with Volkswagen jumpstarts Oregon’s investment in cleaner engine technology, but we also need deadlines to make sure heavy-duty trucks and construction equipment clean up their engines. A couple of weeks ago, legislators weakened the bill, passing on important protections, and even sidestepping the health facts. Help us put the power back. Let lawmakers know this is a priority for Oregon. Call your senator!
Status: Gutted and passed out of Senate Environment & Natural Resources Committee to Senate Committee on Rules.
Upcoming Action: Your support is needed! Call your senator! This bill needs to be strengthened, with health facts and protections for clean air added back, before we lose this opportunity to ditch dirty diesel in Oregon. We’ve made it easy, act now before it’s too late.