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This month, we can make Clean Energy Jobs a reality in Oregon
Despite the last minute efforts of polluting industries to block climate progress, the Clean Energy Jobs bill – HB 2020B – cleared another major hurdle yesterday with a yes vote from the full Ways and Means Committee, Now, our legislators have the opportunity to demonstrate their support for Clean Energy Jobs as the bill heads to final votes in the House and Senate.

Please contact your legislators now: make sure they're ready to make history by voting YES on Clean Energy Jobs.

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for! For years, we’ve been working to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill, and next week, legislators will finally have the opportunity to pass the most ambitious climate bill in Oregon’s history. 

The Clean Energy Jobs bill will help build a healthy future by: 

  • Putting a firm and declining limit on climate pollution in Oregon; 
  • Holding all large polluters accountable, without exemptions or free passes; and
  • Investing in job-creating clean energy projects in communities across the state, with at least half of investments to benefit communities most impacted by the climate crisis. 

Please tell your legislators to vote YES on Clean Energy Jobs – HB 2020 B! 
Oregon has never been closer to taking economy-wide climate action. Together, we’re going to get the Clean Energy Jobs bill across the finish line.

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.

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