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Oregon’s legislature fails again to deliver on climate action

by Jonathan Lee 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.

"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

“The house is on fire and it’s our house”: Momentum for clean fuels for Washington grows

by Stephanie Noren on January 30, 2020

Pressure grows on Washington State Senate as the House of Representatives passes a Clean Fuel Standard for second year in a row

Oregon is falling behind on climate action

by Jonathan Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee 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.

Press Contacts

For media inquiries, please contact:

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

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

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