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Join us for one of our favorite local events. Special guest OLCV External Affairs Director Christy Splitt will be in Bend to present the 2015 Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature. Find out your legislators' voting records on conservation issues and hear about OLCV’s notable champions and leaders in the 2015 Oregon Legislature. 

We will also offer an opportunity to learn about and support potential 2016 environmental ballot measures.

Join OLCV and fellow community members who care about protecting Oregon’s natural legacy for Pints and Politics on the third Thursday of the month.


When: October 15 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop 1740 NW Pence Lane, Bend, OR

We are excited to announce that OLCV is hosting its first ever Photo Contest! As we ramp up to launch our brand new website and Legislative Scorecard, we wanted to see Oregon through the eyes of the people who help keep our state beautiful -- our members! Oregon is such a diverse place, and we have members from all over the state. We want to see what your Oregon looks like! That means we'd love to see not just the beautiful skylines and mountain views (we want those too!), but also the camping trips with friends, the long, winding trails in our many amazing parks, and the rainy coast visits where your dog couldn't have gotten muddier if they tried! In other words -- we want to see how YOU enjoy Oregon. 

Clean Air and Good Roads at Odds No More

Transportation Should be Considered On Its Own Merits


Portland, OR –  Today, Oregon’s Governor confirmed what had become clear to many over the last week: Oregonians don’t have to choose between good roads and clean air. Representatives of groups as disparate as Oregon’s schools and utility ratepayers objected to a proposed “replacement” for clean air legislation that had been tacked on to a transportation bill. Legislators rejected the package and decided much needed transportation funding should be considered on its own merits.

Salem, OR – Volunteers and environmental leaders from across the state arrived in Salem today for the OCN/OLCV lobby day – the Clean, Green Lobby Machine. From southern Oregon to Bend to Cave Junction to the Columbia Gorge, Oregonians converged to bring the attention of Oregon’s elected officials to the critical environmental priorities for this legislative session.  Let's Celebrate!

  The 18th Annual Celebration for the Environment, featuring the Annual Dinner & EcoProm  

  When: Friday, May 1st, 2015

  Annual Dinner: 5:30 pm, EcoProm 7:00 pm

  Where: The Portland Art Museum

  1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205 

Portland, OR – After more than five hours of debate, the Oregon House of Representatives passed SB 324, legislation that lifts the 2015 sunset on Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, which reduces the carbon intensity of fuels by 10% over 10 years.

“For nearly six years, extending the Clean Fuels Program has been the top priority for Oregon’s environmental community. This program is a win for our economy, for cleaner air and healthier lungs, and a critical step in reducing Oregon’s carbon pollution,” said Doug Moore, Oregon League of Conservation Voters Executive Director.

Portland, Oregon – Oregon League of Conservation Voters today unveiled scores for the Oregon delegation released this morning as part of the League of Conservation Voters 2014 National Environmental Scorecard. The Scorecard reveals another year of U.S. House Republican leadership attacking our environment and public health safeguards, a sharp contrast with the U.S. Senate’s persistent defense of the environment and President Obama’s leadership on these issues.

Oregon Senate Vote Clears Way for Clean Air Legislation

PORTLAND, OR—FEBRUARY 17, 2015: The bill to lift the sunset on the Clean Fuels Program, SB 324, was approved by the Oregon Senate today by a vote of 17-13. The program is key for Oregon to meet its climate goals and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels by 10% over ten years. Tailpipe emissions are the main source of carbon pollution and also harm air quality, contributing to health problems such as asthma, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Oregon League of Conservation Voters thanks Governor John Kitzhaber for his service and his commitment to protecting Oregon’s environment, especially his leadership on the critical issue of climate change. We appreciate his long service to the State of Oregon, the health of Oregonians, and his dedication to our environment.


Today, the Oregon Conservation Network – a coalition of environmental advocates from across Oregon coordinated by the Oregon League of Conservation Voters –together announced their 2015 Priorities for a Healthy Oregon.

“These priorities are the next steps Oregon must take to protect our natural legacy,” said Christy Splitt, OCN coordinator and Oregon League of Conservation Voters External Affairs Director. “Together, OCN will advocate for crucial legislation on a host of issues, from climate change to protecting wildlife and wild places.”

Oregon League of Conservation Voters | 133 SW 2nd Ave., Ste. 200 | Portland, OR 97204 |  Phone: 503-224-4011 | Fax: 503-224-1548