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Going Coal-Free for a Cooler Oregon

Oregon Environmental Council played a leading role in passing historic legislation in 2016 to transition our state off of coal-fired power and increase our renewable portfolio standard. Through the passage of the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition bill, Oregon became the first state EVER to take legislative action to go coal-free and, once fully implemented, will have one of the cleanest electricity mixes in the WORLD.But how exactly does this bill work? What role do the utilities play? Will our rates be affected? And how exactly will this bill pressure coal plants to close? These questions were recently addressed in a webinar for our ...

Governor Kate Brown Acknowledges OEC Work in State of the State Address

On Friday Governor Kate Brown delivered her second State of the State address. During her broad-ranging address, she provided a snapshot of accomplishments from the past 14 months, including a great deal of environmental progress ushered in during this time. Drawing on the legacy of Governor Tom McCall and the landmark land-use planning laws OEC helped bring to fruition, she declared: "these first-ever achievements over the past 14-months would have made Governor McCall very proud."McCall is not the only one who would be, or should be, proud. Governor Brown recognized three environmental achievements that will be key in helping protect ...

Top 5 most beautiful things about the Clean Electricity & Coal Transition Bill

The Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Bill would ignite meaningful climate action in Oregon, so it's no wonder opponents are using every dirty trick in the book to stop this critical bill from moving forward. Special interests are trying to drag out the clock and prevent momentum on climate progress. Your voice today can help Oregon quit coal for good.Here are 5 reasons the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Bill  is a smart (and beautiful!) move for Oregonians.A mountain of carbon reductions. The carbon reductions from this bill are real, measurable and substantial. The Oregon Global Warming Commission estimates this could cut the ...

On Track for Climate

Today is the start of a big week for Oregon’s climate in the state legislature. Two bills now being considered could put Oregon on the path to clean air and a healthy climate future.We all know that our climate is changing. In fact, as far back as 2007, the Oregon Legislature adopted ambitious climate pollution reduction goals to protect our clean air, safeguard our shellfish and tourism industries, and reduce Oregon’s contribution to climate change, drought, and severe weather. But Oregon is not on track to meet these goals.This week, Oregon has the chance to get back on track and come clean on climate pollution.This week, lawmakers ...