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Oregon’s legislature fails again to deliver on climate action

by Jonathan Gates on March 6, 2020

Once again, a minority bloc of Republican lawmakers backed by big polluters – this time in both the Senate and the House – chose to break our democratic process by refusing to show up for work for weeks, many hiding out of state. This is not how democracy is supposed to work; Oregonians deserve better.

Talking about the coronavirus... and climate change

by Jonathan Lawson on March 6, 2020

Coronavirus and climate; faux-grassroots vs. climate progress; legislative brinksmanship on clean energy

"We can no longer kick the can down the road" on clean fuels

by Climate Solutions on March 3, 2020

A lengthy Senate Transportation Committee hearing highlighted the urgency for Washington to act on transportation emissions, benefits to rural communities and cleaner air quality, and the depth of community concern for well-being related to climate change.

Senate Transportation Committee next to consider WA Clean Fuels bill

by Climate Solutions on February 25, 2020

Efforts to make available cleaner transportation fuels in Washington State move forward as bill passes out of a key Senate committee

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Delay is denial: Oregon's climate emergency needs us all

by Meredith Connolly on February 24, 2020

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.

Climate wins still possible in Washington Legislature

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on February 21, 2020

For climate progress and clean energy, here's where things stand with less than three weeks remaining in Washington’s legislative session.

Canada rocked by pipeline protests

by Jonathan Lawson on February 21, 2020

Pipeline protests erupt across Canada; NW legislatures consider clean energy measures.

Clean fuels vs. the dirty fuels monopoly: Act on WA clean fuels now!

by Ben Jones on February 11, 2020

We’re within range of winning this—and the oil industry knows it.

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Climate Emergency! Meet us in Salem

by Meredith Connolly on February 7, 2020

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!

Clean. Electricity. Everywhere.

by Jonathan Lawson on February 7, 2020

Climate progress confirmed as a top-tier political issue. Duh!

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