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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.

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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 

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