Oregon Capitol
Matt Dillon
Time to make climate history in Oregon

This February, we have a huge opportunity for Oregon to take a bold step in the fight against climate change. State legislators are considering whether to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill, and they need to hear from us that the answer is a resounding yes!

The Clean Energy Jobs bill limits Oregon’s rising climate pollution and accelerates our transition to 100% clean energy. More than 10 years in the making, it’s a smart program similar to successful programs already working in 10 U.S. states and in countries around the world. The bill strengthens Oregon’s economy and supports the urban and rural communities across Oregon that are most impacted by climate change.

The opposition is saying we should delay action until 2019, or longer. After the string of climate emergencies that hit our state last year, Oregon can’t afford to wait another year to tackle the climate crisis.

You can help by telling your legislator that NOW is the time for action on climate and clean energy. It’s time to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill.

P.S. Save the date! The Clean Energy Jobs Day of Action is February 12 in at the State Capitol in Salem. Please join us! 

Author Bio

Meredith Connolly

Oregon Director, Climate Solutions

Meredith brings over a decade of climate policy experience to her work accelerating Oregon’s transition to a clean energy economy. She advocates for innovative and equitable policy solutions to reduce pollution and create clean energy jobs across the state. Currently, Meredith leads a team diligently working to electrify everything from cars, trucks, and buses to homes and buildings, and power it all with 100% clean electricity.

Prior to joining Climate Solutions, Meredith was a Climate and Energy Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. At NRDC, she advanced renewable energy policies in the U.S. and internationally. She also implemented programs to protect public health and improve climate resilience to heat waves and air pollution in India’s growing cities. Before NRDC, Meredith practiced law in the private sector.

Meredith is a member of the Oregon and California State Bar Associations. She holds a JD from Boston College Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and French from Santa Clara University. In her free time, Meredith enjoys exploring her incredible home state of Oregon with her family and rooting too loudly for the Portland Thorns and Timbers.