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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. 

 

 

http://www.olcv.org/ecoprom  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’ 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.

 

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