Oregon's Clean Energy Jobs Bill

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Mon, 03/04/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Gov Brown Be A Climate Hero by Backbone Campaign/Flickr used under CC BY 2.0

More than a decade ago, Oregon began putting laws on the books to limit global warming pollution, but every time a bill is proposed to cap carbon emissions while growing a clean economy and job market, it has been blocked by major polluters' clout. This year, the state legislature is once again considering a Clean Energy Jobs Bill and this time it appears likely to pass. But it could still be significantly weakened during the upcoming legislative session.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Damon Motz-Storey, Clean Energy Organizer for Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Dr. Pat DeLaquil with 350PDX, about the pros and cons of this proposed legislation, how it can be strengthened and how it needs to fend off challenges from fossil fuel and other industry lobbyists.

Photo credit: Gov Brown Be A Climate Hero by Backbone Campaign/Flickr used under CC BY 2.0

Send testimony by Friday to: jccr.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov 

Sign up for email updates and HB 2020 talking points at www.oregonpsr.org

See the Oregon Green New Deal platform signed by Oregon PSR and 350PDX at: www.orjta.org/ognd

Here's the bill page on the OR legislature website for Oregon House Bill 2020: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2020

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