OEC Statement: White House Attacks Cornerstone Environmental Policy

President Trump signs executive order to roll back Clean Power Plan

PORTLAND, OR – As President Trump signs an executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, the single largest policy action in U.S. history and our country’s cornerstone commitment to international cooperation to combat the devastating effects of climate change, leaders in Oregon vow to continue to move forward to solve climate change and equitably invest in a clean energy economy that creates jobs and new opportunities for Oregonians.

“You can’t erase the realities of climate change – Oregonians see it in our rivers, our forests and the quality of our air,” said Andrea Durbin, Executive Director, Oregon Environmental Council. “Our state’s strength is in how we collaborate and lead the way nationally. The Trump Administration won’t stop us in Oregon.”

“Investing in solutions to climate change are good for the economy, create jobs and protect the quality of life we all value,” said Jana Gastellum, Program Director on Climate, Oregon Environmental Council. “It is a no-brainer — we join the global community in continuing to move forward to curb climate pollution.”

For nearly 50 years, Oregon Environmental Council has been at the table collaborating for environmental protections for our state’s air, water and climate. We’ve successfully advocated for many state actions on climate change, from clean car standards, to Oregon’s adoption of greenhouse gas reduction goals, to the first legislatively authorized clean fuels standard.

Most recently, Oregon Environmental Council and partners advocated for passage of the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act in 2016 that puts Oregon on the path to completely coal-free electricity, with more than 80% energy coming from clean electricity by 2040.


Oregon Environmental Council (@OECOnline) is a statewide nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to advancing innovative, collaborative and equitable solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations.

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