FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: After partisan delay and denial tactics in the Oregon Legislature, Governor Kate Brown stepped up and fulfilled her long-standing promise to take strong executive action to address the climate crisis.
The Portland Metro region must shift to more sustainable transportation choices for our current and future communities. Bold action is necessary to restructure our system to be healthier, cleaner, more efficient and more equitable. We must dramatically reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in the region and expand non-single-occupancy-vehicle options. The urgency of the climate crisis as well as our communities’ needs for air quality improvements also requires us to ensure that the remaining cars, buses and trucks on our roads are fossil-fuel-free. Read more