Oregon Environmental Council has been a leader in every legislative session since our founding in 1968. Our steady presence and our ability to forge consensus across party lines have led to creative and practical environmental protections. In 2016, OEC will once again be hard at work in Salem to protect Oregon’s environment and quality of life.
Our priorities for this session include:
The Clean Electricity & Coal Transition Plan (HB 4036) to transition Oregon off of coal-fired power while doubling the state’s commitment to new renewable energy to 50%
The Healthy Climate Bill (SB 1574) to limit climate pollution and account for ...
by Jana Gastellum, Climate Program Director
Yesterday the President announced an indefinite halt to new leases of public lands for the purpose of coal mining. This bold move is a step in the right direction. Coal contributes nearly a third of the US' carbon-dioxide pollution, a dangerous culprit that leads to global warming. With the effects of climate change more visible each week, every climate action matters now. We celebrate the President's decision to halt coal mining leases.
Not only does dirty coal pollute our air, but it damages our health. In the US coal pollution related illnesses cost us billions of dollars in health care and tens of ...
Did you know that Oregon sources about one-third of its energy from coal-fueled power plants? It doesn't have to be this way! You can help.
Next Thursday, we'll be meeting over pizza here at OEC for a phone bank party. Why? There is an exciting ballot measure petition about to be launched! The initiative will call for Oregon to get away from dirty coal, embrace clean, renewable energy, and cut carbon pollution. Why are we calling people? We need your help growing our base of active volunteers to join us in making sure this initiative gets on the ballot. That's our call to action: volunteer.
To review: coal=gross, clean energy=beautiful, volunt...