Join this dynamic group working with legislators and a statewide consortium to get carbon pricing legislation passed in Oregon. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at First United Methodist Church (1376 Olive St) 5:30-6:30 pm in the meeting room next to lobby office.
Contact Linda Kelley for getting involved with this campaign – [email protected] All are welcome!
2019 IS THE YEAR TO PASS THE CLEAN ENERGY JOBS BILL!
Your legislators need to hear from you NOW.
Please call/email to support them and urge them forward!
How can you help?
Help build business support. More than 80 Eugene Businesses have joined the 500+ statewide who agree they support a Clean Energy future through legislation Any personal contacts you may have with local businesses would be helpful. You can send that information to Linda Kelley, campaign coordinator at [email protected].
Educate: 12,000 Oregonians signed on to support the bill last year. We will continue to come to community events and offer education about the bill. PLEASE INVITE US TO YOUR EVENT!
In Salem: carpool with us to Salem to attend future Committee meetings; Check 350 website Events. Contact Linda at [email protected] or visit Sierra Club Many Rivers MeetUp site to get details on future visits.
Call/Email: Let your legislators know you support them in getting the bill passed and encourage them to keep a bill that is strong and not watered down.
Meetings: Join our Cap the Gasses meetings. We meet first and third Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm at First United Methodist Church 1376 Olive St in the meeting room next to lobby office.
Keep up to Date: Email Linda Kelley [email protected] to receive monthly updates on the status of the bill and related info if you are unable to attend meetings.
Our statewide coalition coordinated by ReNew Oregon is confident that if we keep up the pressure we will definitely get a good bill passed in the full 2019 Session.
RELATED UPDATES & MATERIALS
Highlights from 2018
- The End of short session produced House Bill 4001 and Senate Bill 1507 that will provide a solid framework for further intersession work to create a final 2019 Bill.
- Money was allocated to work on technical analysis. A Carbon Policy Office was funded as part of Department of Admin Services on assessing carbon sequestration potential of our forests and working lands and other opportunities in a bill. You can watch the report at the 12/13/18 meeting online
- On February 12th 2018, Lobby Day, 500 people showed up in Salem to show support and demand action on the bill. This was apparently the largest turn out for Lobby Day to date. Oregon tribes signed onto the bill and were in Salem to show their support.
- President Courtney had been unwilling to bring the bill to the floor for a vote without republican support. Lobby Day that included our 35’ “pipeline” that was repurposed to say President Courtney be a climate hero may have helped! President Courtney is now saying “don’t show up in 2019 unless you plan on passing a carbon reduction bill.”
A bipartisan Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction co-chaired by President Courtney and Speaker Kotek has met monthly since May. Our statewide coalition has had a visible and strong presence at these meetings to signal public support and pressure to pass an effective bill. It also offered an opportunity to catch committee members after the meeting or schedule an office visit to advocate for specifics in a 2019 bill.
You can access the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction meeting archives of 2018 through the following link on the Oregon Legislative Information System website. The 12,13,18 meeting has a good report from the Carbon Policy Office.