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Your help is needed to protect Clean Fuels in Oregon

Here we go again. Fossil fuel companies are trying to pass a law to weaken or even repeal Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard, a successful program that reduces climate pollution from the fuel in our cars, trucks, and buses by 10%.

Your help is needed to push back.

In its first year, Clean Fuels is working great. It has reduced climate pollution by 589,000 tons – equivalent to taking 124,000 cars off the road this year. That’s nearly a third more than required by the program. 

Climate change threatens Oregon forests, coastline, economy and more. Most of us use gas and oil every day because we don’t have many other choices right now. The Clean Fuels Program starts to change that. 

Clean Fuels reduces the air pollution that causes climate change, and reduces Oregonians’ reliance on dirty fossil fuels for powering our cars and trucks. Clean Fuels has created jobs across the state, reduced air pollution, and started to create cracks in fossil fuel companies’ monopoly over transportation fuels.

Cars, trucks, and buses are responsible for over a third of our state’s climate pollution, so reducing pollution from fuels is an important climate strategy. 

But fossil fuel companies care about their pocketbooks, not Oregon. So they’re stepping up their attacks, pushing forward House Bill 3386 to roll back this successful climate program.

Please tell your lawmaker to stand strong against House Bill 3386 and not allow a repeal or weakening of Clean Fuels

Author Bio

David Van't Hof

Senior Fellow, Climate Solutions

David is an attorney with his own policy and law practice in Portland Oregon. He focuses his practice in the areas of sustainability, clean technology, renewable energy and carbon regulation, drawing from his experience as Sustainability Policy Advisor to former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski.  In that capacity, he led the state’s participation in the Western Climate Initiative and in developing the state’s nationally recognized climate change and renewable energy policies. David has served on numerous renewable energy and energy efficiency boards and works with others on a contract basis both providing legal and policy expertise.

David was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal (1989-1991).  He earned his law degree (J.D., cum laude, 1994) from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree (B.A. Philosophy 1988) from Trinity College, Hartford CT.

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