Our Climate's journey began in Oregon (you can read about it here), and we remain committed to getting strong and fair carbon pricing legislation over the finish line. We are working closely with the Renew Oregon coalition and mobilizing our Oregon members to take advantage of every opportunity to show legislators that the time to #PutAPriceOnIt is now.
More than one third of the entire Oregon Legislature has signed on to sponsor Senate Bill 1070, which would enact a statewide cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The bill would require the largest polluters in the state to pay, and reinvest the proceeds into projects that will further reduce pollution and bring job opportunities to economically distressed communities. While there is no time for the bill to pass this year, it is intended to tee up the conversation for the 2018 session. We look forward to advocating for fair and effective climate policy in Oregon next year!
Our Climate hosted a Youth Lobby Day in Salem, OR on April 12th for our Youth Lobby Day, co-hosted with Renew Oregon. Nearly 50 students attended and 34 legislator meetings where held! 2017 is the year for bold state leadership! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.