Tell Portland City Council: Vote Yes For A Healthy Climate

In Climate Change, Pollution by OLCVstaff

Climate change is an emergency that puts us all at risk, especially low-income communities and communities of color. That’s why, last year, the City of Portland passed a Climate Emergency Declaration—a commitment to climate action that prioritizes the communities most impacted by climate change, like Black, Indigenous, and communities of color.

As part of that commitment, Portland City Council is meeting soon to vote on two important new proposals—the Healthy Climate Fee and the Clean Air Protection Fee. Click here to send a message and urge Portland City Council to vote yes!

The Healthy Climate Fee and the Clean Air Protection Fee would make Portland’s largest corporate polluters pay for their fossil fuel pollution, drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cleaning our air. This would raise as much as $11 million a year—money that would be invested in climate and clean air initiatives to help create new jobs, boost the local economy, and invest in a healthier, more resilient future. Show your support before the comment period closes this Friday, January 8th! Submit your comment here.

Passing the Healthy Climate Fee and Clean Air Protection Fee would make Portland a nationwide leader, and one of only a few cities in the country to take this crucial step and price pollution. Please submit your comment today, and let Portland City Council know that you support a healthy climate. Our future is at stake, and this is a big step in creating a better one, especially for those disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis. Please take action today!