The Clean Electricity and Coal Transition bill passed the Oregon House of Representatives with a wide margin, 39 to 20, including bipartisan support!
This is a huge victory on one of the most important climate protection bills moving right now in the country. By eliminating coal power and doubling renewables, the bill would set Oregon on the path to having one of the cleanest energy supplies in the nation.
Lawmakers yesterday noted Oregon’s important role as a leader in the clean energy transition worldwide. For this reason, the bill enjoys support from a diverse group of Oregonians including businesses, faith groups, public health associations, communities of color, and municipalities – as well as the environmental groups, consumer advocacy groups, and utilities involved with drafting it.
Climate Solutions and our partners in the Renew Oregon campaign played a key role in developing the legislation, and we have been working hard to secure its passage. But we really want to thank our legislative champions for their tremendous hard work and support for this landmark legislation. Without their leadership, yesterday’s win would not have been possible.
Next up: the Oregon Senate.
Please contact your State Senator to tell them you want Oregon to stop using dirty, polluting coal power!