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 Oregon League of Conservation Voters’ Historic Investment in Oregon Senate Races Brings Big Victories 

The largest electoral investment in OLCV’s history pays off with voters electing pro-conservation Sara Gelser in Corvallis and Alan Bates in southern Oregon.

 

PORTLAND, OREGON — Over a million and a half voters across Oregon cast their ballot in this election, and the results are clear: a big win for the environment, with a pro-conservation majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

OLCV Press Release: 

Oregon State Senator Betsy Close Named to League of Conservation Voters’ “Dirty Dozen in the States”

Close’s extreme anti-environment voting record and climate change denial earned her a spot on the list over hundreds of other candidates.

 

OLCV is proud to announce endorsement of Craig Wilhelm, Jodie Barram, Nathan Boddie, Lisa Seales and Barb Campbell for the November 4th Election. These candidates will be leaders in protecting the natural resources that make Central Oregon the place we love to call home.

Craig Wilhelm is running for State Representative in House District 54 (Bend) because he loves Bend and wants to protect what makes this place special for all of us. Electing Craig offers Central Oregon the opportunity to once again have a voice in Salem that represents the values of our unique community.

The City of Bend is seeking agreed-upon policies and guiding principles for review and adjustment of the City’s water, wastewater and stormwater rates. In the first phase of outreach to the public, the City of Bend will use the online forum, Bend Voice, so the community can participate in the discussion around utility rate policy.

 

Click here and encourage the City to implement a "pay for what you use" rate structure that incentivizes water conservation.

 

Let's make sure water conservation is a part of the conversation!

 

http://www.olcv.org/ecoprom   Let's Celebrate!

  Mark your calendars to join us for OLCV's 17th Annual Celebration for the Environment. 

  When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:30pm

  Where: The Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

  921 SW 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204 

(Salem, OR) — Standing with business and labor leaders, Governor Kitzhaber today announced a new initiative to maximize the economic development potential of clean fuels in Oregon, directing the Department of Environmental Quality to move forward with full implementation of Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program and announcing a new Clean Fuels Work Advisory Committee.

“We have the opportunity to spark a homegrown clean fuels industry right here in Oregon – an industry with a big impact in communities urban and rural alike,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “I’m committed to using every tool at my disposal to support 21st century industries and innovation, and to attract investment and new jobs to our state.” 

BEND — Today, the Central Oregon Conservation Network (COCN) announced its second Priority for a Healthy Central Oregon by declaring support for the protection of the Whychus-Deschutes area.  

The Oregon Values and Beliefs Project has released the results of three statewide surveys they conducted in April and May of this year. The results highlight the Oregon values and beliefs that we share.

In particular, there are three environmental issues that many Oregonians care deeply about:

  1. We believe environmental quality and protection are important;
  2. We need to protect our natural resources for future generations;
  3. More people believe climate change requires us to change our way of life than those who think it's a problem we can deal with later.

Read all the results of the survey here: http://oregonvaluesproject.org/findings/top-findings/

BEND — Today, the Central Oregon Conservation Network (COCN) announced its first Priority for a Healthy Central Oregon.

The Central Oregon Conservation Network, a coalition of eight organizations in Central Oregon working to protect our unique quality of life, has adopted its first priority for a healthy Central Oregon: to Save Tumalo Creek and protect one of our region’s most iconic features.  

Tumalo Creek is Bend’s backyard recreation waterway, including the magical headwater springs, the scenic Tumalo Falls, the challenging canyon trails, the heart of Shevlin Park and the confluence with the Middle Deschutes.  

When Newport City Councilor and OLCV endorsed candidate Sandy Roumigoux won the Newport Mayoral race it opened up a seat on the Newport City Council. Like many vacancies in local jurisdictions the remaining members of the governing body appoint someone to fill the vacancy. That is exactly what happened Monday night when the remaining Newport City Councilors spoke with candidates and made their choice. OLCV was thrilled by the choice and we are glad to let you know that long time OLCV friend and member, Mark Saelens, is now on the Newport City Council.

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