Updated March 5, 2019
Oregon Clean Energy Jobs Bill (HB 2020) The Joint Committtee on Carbon Reduction is holding Work Sessions to review amendments to the Clean Energy Jobs Bill
Renew Oregon has some great ideas for the policy outcomes that will make HB 2020 as strong and effective as possible. Check them out here and Sign up here for Monday Climate Calls to Legislators. Renew Oregon will send talking points for a new CEJ-related topic each week.
Find JCCR Committee members here and your own legislators here.
We Say No Way, is burning trash to make electricity a source of renewable energy. Yet two bills in the legislature make this claim: HB 2020 Section 10(2)(b) and SB 451. The Covanta/Marion incinerator in Marion County, a few miles north of Salem is the only waste-to-energy incinerator in Oregon. It is the largest single source of climate change emissions in Marion County as well as a source of other toxic emissions. It should not be exempted from regulation under HB 2020 and should not be eligible for Renewable Energy Certificates under SB 451. Check out our 350 Salem OR testimony about this to the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources for SB 451 and to the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction for HB 2020.
No LNG – No Pipeline – No Fracked Gas in Oregon!
March 28, 2019 Lobby Day was a great day at the Capitol with over 200 people from around the state gathered to urge legislators to oppose the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal in Coos Bay and 230 mile connecting pipeline.
On March 29, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). As part of the Oregon No LNG Exports Coalition we will share ideas for submitting comments as soon as Coalition legal and policy experts digest the 1,120+page DEIS and pre. We plan to hold a comment writing workshop in Salem. If you would like to stay updated or help us raise awareness in Salem about this dangerous project, contact us at Coordinators@350salemor.org and put Jordan Cove in the Subject Line