State leaders should ensure denial of gas pipeline permit

By Bill Bradbury For The Register-Guard All Oregonians will be affected by an upcoming decision by a state agency overseen by Gov. Kate Brown, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins. At stake is whether a Canadian corporation will be allowed to jeopardize our waterways, salmon populations, and existing jobs that depend on fisheries and tourism. The Oregon Department of State Lands has until Nov. 10 to …continue…

90 scientists and climate experts call on Trudeau to reject Pacific NorthWest LNG By GORDON HOEKSTRA, Vancouver Sun

Scientists and climate experts from Canada, the U.S. and Australia called Monday for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to reject the $12-billion Pacific Northwest LNG project. The 90 scientists – including two from NASA and one who sits on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – said in a letter to Trudeau that the project must be rejected because of its “significant adverse environmental effects from greenhouse gas emissions.” The letter says …continue…

Global Warming Cited as Wildfires Increase in Fragile Boreal Forest – By JUSTIN GILLIS and HENRY FOUNTAIN

The fire next time: Why did Ft. McMurray burn? We are talking about a tar sands boom town all the way up there toward the Arctic Circle. The fire came in May when the boreal forest that surrounds this northern outpost should still be frozen. And this is a wet year in the west. El Nino is driving moisture up from the tropics. But here are the facts: climate change …continue…

DENIED! The Fight Against Jordan Cove Has Ended!!!

“The Commission denies Pacific Connector’s and Jordan Cove’s proposals.” – FERC March 11, 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a.k.a. FERC, rejected the Pacific Connector/Jordan Cove permit request today. This is the first such proposal ever rejected by FERC. It is a tribute to the passion of local anti-pipeline activists like Deb Evans, Hannah Sohl, Rogue Riverkeepers and many more. This will make national news. Local activists marched the length of …continue…

Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries By JUSTIN GILLIS – NEW YORK TIMES

The worsening of tidal flooding in American coastal communities is largely a consequence of greenhouse gases from human activity, and the problem will grow far worse in coming decades, scientists reported Monday. Those emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels, are causing the ocean to rise at the fastest rate since at least the founding of ancient Rome, the scientists said. They added that in the absence of human …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…