California’s Success – Why REDUCING GHG through Cap and Invest WORKS!!!

Polls across Oregon show strong support for the state to take action on addressing the impacts of Climate Change and the Healthy Climate Act can propel Oregon into clean energy jobs and economy in similar fashion to proven programs in California and elsewhere. Coalition members have compiled the following materials to give information on how the Healthy Climate Act works and why we are convinced HCA will significantly benefit Oregon. …continue…

Healthy Climate Act Press Release

For Immediate Release, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016                 For more information, please contact: Hannah Sohl, Rogue Climate, 541-840-1065, hannah@rogueclimate.org Jenny Holmes, Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, jholmes@emoregon.org, 503-309-0973 Maggie Talmadge, Coalition of Communities of Color, Maggie@CoalitionCommunitiesColor.org, 718-697-0021   Extraordinary Broad Coalition of Grassroots Voices Calls on Oregon Legislature to Pass Comprehensive “Healthy Climate Act” in This Session Over 500 Businesses, Faith Leaders, Farmers and Ranchers, and Groups from Communities of Color …continue…

HOFO’S FEB. 12 Ad in the Statesman Journal

Your Voice Counts!  Join thousands across the state who are calling, emailing and writing their legislators and asking them to pass the Healthy Climate Act NOW!  SB 1574 will get Oregon on track to meet previously set pollution reduction goals, and help transition Oregon to a clean energy economy that benefits and is equitable for all Oregonians. Please contact your Representative and Senator TODAY and urge them to vote YES! on …continue…

HCA Senate Hearing (Feb 2) and Healthy Climate Bill Rally Day – Feb 3

Hair on Fire Oregon joined hundreds of Oregonians at the state Capitol last week demanding that legislators take action NOW on Climate. Senator Edward’s held a hearing on Feb 2, in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and HOFO gave oral testimony along with Hannah Sohl (Rogue Climate) and Alan Journet (Southern Oregon Climate action Now) in strong support of SB1574, the Healthy Climate Act, each highlighting the urgent …continue…

Deb and Ron’s Letter of Support of SB 1574

On February 2nd, HOFO traveled to Salem and testified in favor of SB 1574, the Healthy Climate Act at the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee.   HOFO’s full testimony explaining many of the reasons why we need to act on Climate now can be found HERE. This testimony, as well as others from across the state, helped move SB 1574 out of the Senate Committee on Feb 9th and it …continue…

2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say – NEW YORK TIMES

Scientists reported Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in the historical record by far, breaking a mark set only the year before — a burst of heat that has continued into the new year and is roiling weather patterns all over the world. In the contiguous United States, the year was the second-warmest on record, punctuated by a December that was both the hottest and the wettest since record-keeping began. One result …continue…

Novelist Obliterates The Bundy Militia — And Oregon’s Largest Newspaper — In 194 Words

The Oregonian’s A1 headline on Sunday, Jan. 17, “Effort to free federal lands,” is inaccurate and irresponsible. The article that follows it is a mere mouthpiece for the scofflaws illegally occupying public buildings and land, repeating their lies and distortions of history and law. Ammon Bundy and his bullyboys aren’t trying to free federal lands, but to hold them hostage. I can’t go to the Malheur refuge now, though as …continue…

Diarmuid’s Note to the Bundys

Note to Bundys: The people of Harney County and their Basin neighbors are sitting on valuable, undeveloped resources. Development of solar, wind and geothermal potential could bring a new era of prosperity to this region. Government does not stand in the way of developing alternative energy. In fact, we need government action, specifically the Healthy Climate Act currently under consideration by our State legislature, to facilitate public investment in clean …continue…

Urge State of Oregon to Turn Down Pipeline Through Our Wetlands and Waterways By ROGUE RIVERKEEPER

If permits – currently being considered by the Oregon Department of State Lands – are approved as part of the the Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector project, a 230-mile 36” pipeline would be constructed across the Klamath, Rogue, Umpqua, Coquille and Coos watersheds to export fracked gas overseas. The installation of this pipeline would scar our watersheds by digging trenches straight across hundreds of waterways, damaging hundreds of acres of …continue…

Big Oil braced for global warming while it fought regulations – LA TIMES

BY AMY LIEBERMAN AND SUSANNE RUST  Afew weeks before seminal climate change talks in Kyoto back in 1997, Mobil Oil took out a bluntly worded advertisement in the New York Times and Washington Post. “Let’s face it: The science of climate change is too uncertain to mandate a plan of action that could plunge economies into turmoil,” the ad said. “Scientists cannot predict with certainty if temperatures will increase, by …continue…