Portland, Oregon –– Climate Solutions announced Tuesday that they have joined a broad coalition to file a series of statewide climate action ballot initiatives. Under the umbrella of Oregonians for Clean Air, Initiative Petitions 48, 49, and 50 would:
· require all of Oregon’s electricity to come from 100% clean and renewable sources by 2045,
· transform our homes, vehicles, and businesses to be powered by clean energy instead of fossil fuels
· strengthen and enforce Oregon’s existing carbon pollution limits, and Read more
Climate policy is not a single undertaking. We need many solutions working together, building on the success of clean electricity to end our reliance on fossil fuels in our buildings and our transportation.
US states and previous federal administrations (from both parties) have worked hard to protect our air quality and our climate. Now let's stand together and defend against Trump's recklessness.
President Trump’s EPA wants to nullify states’ ability to set their own standards on tailpipe pollution—an action that would impact not only California but all other states working to address global warming. How can our work make a difference when the federal government is trying to roll back progress that even Ronald Reagan defended decades ago, and that many automakers now want to keep on the books?
The end of Oregon’s 2019 legislative session exposed some of the egregious corporate lobbying in Salem that blocks climate action – sometimes in public, but many times behind the scenes in the halls of the State Capitol. One of those companies is the American Automobile Association (AAA) of Oregon. Yes, the same AAA that you call for a lifeline when your car breaks down – but apparently that lifeline doesn’t extend to the climate emergency we’re currently experiencing.
Governor Kate Brown announced today that she supports calling the Oregon State Legislature into a special session, but addressing the climate crisis was notably absent from the agenda. This omission is the latest major failure by Oregon’s elected officials to fulfill their promise to take climate action to protect this place we all call home.