Late last month, the Eugene, Oregon City Council voted to begin studying the process of requiring all newly-constructed commercial and residential buildings to be electric only. This move comes only months after the same governing body declined to renew their city's franchise agreement with fossil fuel company NW Natural, forcing the gas utility to apply for separate permits each time they add, change, or make non-emergency repairs to gas infrastructure in the public right-of-way.
These victories are thanks in large part to the ongoing work of individuals and groups associated with the Fossil Free Eugene Coalition, which has applied steady grassroots pressure to help ensure their local leaders uphold the city's adopted climate action plan and take further necessary steps to reduce their city's climate and air pollution. We applaud their efforts, and support them and other local advocates pushing for climate action in communities across Oregon.
Send Eugene City Councilors a thank you note, encouraging them to pass concrete ordinances to transition buildings off of fossil fuels
NOTE: Our friends at Breach Collective are leading this write-in effort; clicking the button above will take you to their website.