It’s Time to Renew Oregon

There is no bigger fight than the one we’re waging for the future of the climate. We already feel the effects of extreme storms, drought and record-breaking wildfires. We’re the last generation that can do anything to reverse it.

Passionate Oregonians are fighting this battle right now. The opposition is powerful and entrenched: Huge oil and coal corporations who put profits ahead of people. Only a concentrated campaign, built to a massive scale, with all of us rallying together can overcome their opposition.

That’s why, at OEC, we’re so excited to announce that Renew Oregon launches today! It will be the most powerful coalition ever assembled in Oregon to fight for climate protection. With a singular focus on cutting pollution– by growing the clean energy economy and enforcing clean air rules already on the books– this campaign will build on previous gains and amplify all of our voices.

We invite you to join this growing coalition of businesses and workers, health care professionals and parents, farmers and ranchers, faith and community organizations, and individuals. Sign the pledge to support policies, investments and actions that will create local, good-paying jobs in a clean, energy-efficient economy, reduce pollution and help families stay healthy. Follow Renew Oregon on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the campaign and learn what you can do to help.

As individuals we get our cars inspected and pay to have our trash disposed of properly. Big oil and coal companies should have to pay their fair share for the pollution they dump into our air and water. There are pollution limits in our laws. We must make sure polluters are held accountable to those limits.

We value living in Oregon for it’s natural beauty. We need to protect the air and water to keep our communities and families healthy. Oregonians have led the way before. But now others have caught up. So it’s time to renew our leadership. Investing in a clean economy will position us ahead of the nation, as part of a West Coast region, proving there are solutions that help both the environment and the economy.

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