With as few as two weeks until Oregon legislators adjourn for the summer, this session’s only major climate victory is under attack from out-of-state oil interests. We need your help to protect it!
Thousands of Oregonians and local businesses wrote to legislators, signed petitions, and testified in support of the Clean Fuels Program, which will cut 7 million metric tons of global warming pollution from the air and is already bringing clean fuels jobs and investments to our state. We celebrated a major victory when the Legislature re-authorized it in March.
But Big Oil has demonstrated it will stop at nothing to protect its monopoly on transportation fuel choices, including filing state and federal lawsuits, initiating three separate ballot measures, and spending at least $2.1 million since 2009 on lobbying in Oregon to delay or repeal the program.
Now it’s holding the program hostage, threatening to roll it back as part of a backroom, end-of-session political deal.
You know you’re doing something right when Big Oil is working this hard to stop you.
Please take action now.