The problem: Coal is the world’s largest contributor to climate change. It powers one-third of the homes and businesses in Oregon, and is responsible for a quarter of Oregon’s climate pollution.
We have a solution. This month, the Oregon Legislature can make the decision to completely phase out coal, and to double the amount of renewable energy in our state’s power grid.
That’s an amazing opportunity—and we need your help to make it happen.
Oregon’s Clean Energy and Coal Transition Plan would set our utility sector on the path to meet aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2030, and give Oregon one of the cleanest electricity sectors in the world. Climate leadership from Oregon, combined with the federal Clean Power Plan and other state actions, will help shut more coal plants and discourage large new natural gas power plants.
New research shows that seven out of ten Oregonians support getting rid of coal and increasing renewables, including strong majorities in every congressional district in the state.
Our lawmakers need to hear that the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan is a priority. Voting decisions are happening now. So please, email your legislator today—let’s get this transition going!