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Oregonians are ready for cleaner fuel choices
February 2, 2015

On January 7, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality took an important step for cleaner fuels and cleaner air for all Oregonians by adopting rules that allow for final implementation of Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program. When fully implemented, the program will reduce pollution from transportation fuel use by 10% over 10 years.

Oregon is on the cusp of implementing this powerful program. Now it’s up to the Oregon legislature to act. The Clean Fuels Program is scheduled to sunset in 2015 without action in Salem this session.  Please join with health professionals, businesses, organizations and people across Oregon: contact your legislators today - urge them to vote in support of SB 324 to reauthorize the Clean Fuels Program.

Take action now.

 

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Carrie Hearne served as Climate Solutions' Oregon Business Partnerships Manager. Carrie has lived in Portland for over a decade and originally hails from the mountains of West Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Earlham College in Indiana and sustainability certificates from the University of Oregon and Willamette University.

Carrie successfully created and ran the first sustainability program at The Standard, a financial services company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. This program attracted new customers, reduced operating expenses, increased employee engagement. She is a current member of the Climate Action Plan Steering Committee for the City of Portland and Multnomah County and has served on the board of directors for the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) since 2008. She is also on the advisory board for Women in Sustainability and the Environment (WISE). While at The Standard, Carrie was active on committees with the Oregon Business Association and the Portland Business Alliance, influencing public policy on matters relating to economic development, carbon reduction environmental sustainability and social equity. She has been a frequent guest speaker at regional business conferences such as Go Green Portland.

In her spare time, Carrie enjoys photography, cycling, baking and getting outdoors with her dog Timber.