Defend Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program
May 22, 2015

We have an emergency at hand and we need your help! Just weeks after the Legislature passed Oregon’s only significant bill addressing global warming since 2009, they’re considering rolling it back.
Urge your legislators to say “No Way!” to Clean Fuels rollbacks.
We celebrated a major victory when the Legislature re-authorized Clean Fuels in March: Big Oil spent $2.1 million on lobbying to stop or delay the program, but Oregonians stood up to them and in support of cleaner options at the gas pump.
We need your help to do it again now.
Don’t let the legislature play political football with this vital program. Not when Oregon is already failing to reach its science-based global warming pollution reduction goals. Not when the state Water Resources Department just announced that two-thirds of Oregon counties are in drought emergencies. Not when clean fuels businesses are already lining up to expand their operations in Oregon thanks to the market certainty the program will provide them.

Tell your legislator that repealing or weakening Clean Fuels—a program that will deliver health and economic benefits for every Oregonian—is simply unacceptable.

Raise your voice now.

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Author Bio

Kristen Sheeran

former Oregon Director, Climate Solutions

Kristen Sheeran served as Oregon Director of Climate Solutions. Prior to her work with us, she served as the Vice President of Knowledge Systems at Ecotrust, leading a 15 member team including economists, policy specialists, data analysts, software developers, and GIS analysts. She is also the founder and executive director of the Economics for Equity and Environment Network, a network of more than 300 economists from across the country that are organized and committed to applying their expertise to inform climate and clean energy policy and advocacy.

Kristen has a doctorate in economics, and focused her dissertation on equity and efficiency in mitigating climate change. She was a professor of economics for 7 years at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and has written and spoken extensively about climate change and clean energy.