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Oregon is falling behind on climate action

by Jonathan Gates on January 6, 2020

A growing list of states and territories have adopted carbon pricing policies, enacted more robust low-carbon fuel standards, and committed to a timeline for transitioning to 100% clean electricity, but Oregon is not among them.

Broad support for a regional Clean Fuel Standard

by Climate Solutions on December 20, 2019

“We want cleaner air and cleaner fuels." At a public hearing this week, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency heard a flood of calls for cleaner air, strong action on climate, and increased growth for the region's clean energy economy.

Issaquah council backs cleaner transportation choices

by Climate Solutions on November 19, 2019

The City of Issaquah supports Clean Fuel Standard as key way to clean up vehicle pollution.

With cleaner fuels, Puget Sound region can cut climate pollution, benefit public health

by Climate Solutions on October 10, 2019

A clean fuels policy covering the Puget Sound region would create a market approximately the same size as the market for Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard, while improving air quality in some of the most polluted freeway corridors. 

Climate Solutions supports Oregon ballot initiatives

by Jonathan Gates on October 8, 2019

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:

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Oregon's governor calls for a special session, excludes climate action

by Jonathan Gates on August 28, 2019

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.

Doing nothing is not an option

by Climate Solutions on July 1, 2019

We are losing valuable time to address the climate crisis – to dramatically accelerate our state’s transition to a clean energy economy. We know the climate math; any further delay will require us to pass bigger and bolder policies to close the gap between our current trajectory and a healthy, livable future.

Oregon close to becoming second state to cap carbon emissions

by Climate Solutions on June 18, 2019

After a record-length debate following record-high temperatures in Salem, the Oregon House of Representatives passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act, HB 2020B, 36-24.  Now the Senate will take up the bill. 

Washington State passes 100 percent clean electricity legislation

by Climate Solutions on April 22, 2019

Washington's new legislation is the strongest clean energy bill in the nation.

Washington moves one step closer to passing a Clean Fuel Standard

by Climate Solutions on March 12, 2019

The Washington House of Representatives has passed a Clean Fuel Standard, which would align the state with its West Coast neighbors--expanding the market for low carbon fuels, reducing the costs and impacts of air pollution to public health, and increasing economic investment and returns from local renewable fuel production.

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Kimberly Larson, Director of Communications and Engagement
kimberly (at) climatesolutions.org
206.448.6653 (office)

for Washington State inquiries:
Stephanie Noren, Washington Communications Manager
stephanie (at) climatesolutions.org
206.454.7893 (office)

for Oregon inquiries:
Jonathan Gates, Oregon Communications Manager
jonathan.gates (at) climatesolutions.org
503.548.2538 (office)

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