Oregon Environmental Council | Public Policy Change

Public Policy Change

Oregon Environmental Council advances effective public policies that safeguard our future. Since our founding in 1968, our staff and volunteers have worked every legislative session to protect the Oregon we love. Together, we have a history of results.

As 2018 gets underway, Oregon Environmental Council and our partners have a great opportunity to pass climate change legislation in this year’s short legislative session. This year’s Clean Energy Jobs bill will protect our communities and help our economy. A cap and invest policy offers a flexible, efficient mechanism for reducing climate pollution at a low-cost.

We must invest proceeds to build up and clean up communities hit first and worst by climate change and dirty fossil fuels — such as low-income, rural and communities of color. We must create opportunities for Oregon workers with new jobs and job training during the transition to clean energy. Visit our Clean Energy Jobs page for more information.

See our legislative recaps for  2017, 2016 and 2015

Oregon Environmental Council advances and supports legislation that meets these standards:

  • Lasting solutions that get at the source of Oregon’s environmental problems
  • Creative solutions that are based on sound scientific evidence, economic analysis and life cycle thinking
  • Equitable solutions that respect the needs of Oregon’s diverse communities
  • Solutions that support a highly functioning economy

We provide leadership and opportunity for all Oregonians to create and implement a vision for a healthy environment.