We can. We must. We will.
You are part of an ever-growing movement to protect the state we love from the fossil fuel industry. They want to tether our future to dirty projects like coal export and oil terminals. But, together, we have pushed back and helped our region earn a reputation for protecting clean water and air, and combating climate change.
Your effort to stop fossil fuel export terminals is only strengthened by accelerating the statewide transition away from dirty energy sources. Oregon’s communities, rivers, ocean, and forestlands are already facing the harsh reality of climate change. It is time to advance to a cleaner economy and transition off dirty fossil fuels.
· Price pollution and invest in solutions: the Clean Energy Jobs and Community Reinvestment bills would reduce climate pollution and create good-paying jobs. They support the transition to clean energy by limiting and pricing carbon pollution, investing in clean energy strategies, and targeting investments in impacted communities. Support these climate bills next week! Join us at the Rally for Clean Energy Jobs and Public Hearing in Salem on Wednesday, March 1st. Click here for details (including carpool info from all corners of the state)
· Low carbon transportation investments: the transportation package has multiple bills that would increase transit services, support the Safe Routes to School program, expand walking and bike networks, and support the transition to electric cars and buses. With your support, the transportation package can decrease climate pollution and support safe and healthy communities.
Beyond the legislative session, we can reduce carbon pollution in Oregon. Renew Oregon is a growing and diverse coalition here in Oregon specifically focused on bringing about an equitable transition to clean energy. Many of the organizations in the Power Past Coal and Stand Up to Oil coalitions are also a part of the Renew Oregon. Please see their website and get on their email list to get engaged!
We are powerful communities fueling change across the state and region, and together, we can achieve equitable climate action.
We Can. We Must. We Will.