Our #1 priority remains comprehensive statewide climate action. The bill to make this happen, Senate Bill 1530, was just passed by the joint budget committees and is currently ready for a vote on the Senate floor. However, immediately after the budget vote this morning, eleven Senate Republicans fled the Capitol yet again to deny quorum for the Senate to conduct any business.
A majority of Oregonians support climate action, especially as our own communities experience impacts of the climate crisis—like the floods hurting Eastern Oregon right now and the more intense droughts and wildfires of the past several years. We cannot waste another year debating whether Oregon should step up and address this climate emergency. Now is the time to act! Read more
As we head into the 2020 session, we’re doing everything we can to ensure the Legislature passes a strong cap and invest policy. We’re also working on a number of other complementary bills to move the ball forward on climate – some of which are also unfinished business from last session.
Tailpipe exhaust is responsible for nearly half of Washington state’s climate and air pollution--call it a sin of emission. We can reverse the trend by passing a Clean Fuel Standard--just as Oregon, California and BC have already done.