Climate Bill Delivers Large Benefits At Low Cost By TOM BOWERMAN

By Tom Bowerman For The Register-Guard FEB. 16, 2016 LINK TO ARTICLE HERE Oregon’s Healthy Climate Act, Senate Bill 1574, currently being considered by the Oregon Legislature, is coming under predictably inaccurate criticism. A Feb. 10 guest viewpoint by Chris McCabe, executive director of the Northwest Pulp and Paper Association, while skillfully written, contained critical errors that beg rebuttal. That guest viewpoint begins with a deft recognition of the high …continue…

WHY OREGON NEEDS THE HEALTHY CLIMATE ACT – SB 1574 would slash pollution and generate revenue.

Author: Kristin Eberhard (@KristinEberhard) on February 16, 2016 at 6:30 am CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF In the short 2016 legislative session, Oregon lawmakers have a chance to pass the Healthy Climate Act, a bill that would enforce the climate pollution reduction goals Oregon legislators passed nearly a decade ago. By enforcing limits on pollution and “cashing in our carbon,” as we like to think of it, Oregon can …continue…

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…