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…

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…

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…

METHANE IMPACTS of the Proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline/Jordan Cove LNG Export Project

Methane Release HOFO Report – April 9, 2015 Prepared by Mahkah Wu for Hair on Fire Oregon info@haironfireoregon.org 2305 Ashland St #412, Ashland, OR 97520 The Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Project is a proposed 232-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline designed to transport 1.07 up to 1.55 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day (Bcf/d) from interconnects near Malin, Ore., west and north to the Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos …continue…

Frequently Asked Questions About the Jordan-Cove LNG Project:

From http://www.nolngexports.org/new-page/ What is the Jordan Cove LNG Project? The Jordan Cove project is a proposal to transport fracked gas from the Rockies and Canada across southern Oregon to Coos Bay where it will be turned into liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Jordan Cove terminal, put on large tankers and sent overseas. A 36-inch gas pipeline called Pacific Connector would travel 232 miles from Malin to Coos Bay crossing Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos counties. …continue…