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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.

 

Upcoming Events

03 19 2015 (All day)
Deschutes County

What do sex, birth control, and education have to do with the environment and sustainability? Research suggests that increased access to birth control and reproductive health services can reduce global greenhouse gas emissions as much as if all tropical deforestation were eliminated.  Despite the indelible impacts on climate and the environment, sexual health seems to be left out of the discussion.

03 24 2015 (All day)
Legislature

On March 24th, OLCV and the Oregon Conservation Network holds its lobby day – dozens of Oregonians representing over 40 organizations gathering at the Capitol to raise our voices in support of Oregon’s natural legacy. This session, we will advocate for bills that address climate change, conserve crucial habitat, and protect the public health. Can you join us?

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