Will Oregon follow California, Washington in banning gas powered car sales?

PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced last week that the state would join California in phasing out new gas and diesel car sales by 2035. This has many people talking and wondering if Oregon will be next. Seventeen other states, including Oregon, are now considering following California and Washington’s lead and requiring all new cars, pickups and…

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Another Spotted Owl?

Prepare for more crack-downs on logging… Oregon approves petition to reclassify marbled murrelet as endangered The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved Friday, July 10, a petition filed by five conservation groups to give marbled murrelets more protection by reclassifying them from threatened to endangered under the state’s Endangered Species Act. The 4-3 decision comes two years after an Oregon…

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HB 2021 Clean Electric Energy Policy – Raises Electric Rates

VOTE:NO
Signed into Law by Gov Brown

SB 14 Plastic stewardship program

SB 14 VOTE: NO Died In Committee on 06/26/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB14 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/SEE/Overview This bill establishes product stewardship program for plastic packaging and plastic food serviceware. Fiscal Responsibility Unlike hazardous stewardship programs, this programs is far reaching so a concise organization isn’t possible making it an over reach for government. General fund will continuously…

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HB 3305 Ban on selling diesel

VOTE:NO
Died In Committee

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HB 2674 Study the impacts of engine emissions on environment

VOTE:NO
Died In Committee

Rent, fires, taxes and energy vie for votes as Oregon Legislature nears quitting time

The Legislature issued an eviction order to itself on Monday, saying it had to wrap up its work and get out of the Capitol in under two weeks. The official session calendar given to lawmakers says Friday is the target date to go home. With fatigued lawmakers and staff eyeing the exits, the buzz that the House and Senate were…

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List of bad timber bills

Oregon’s forest sector and agriculture industry are under attack… AGAIN! A handful of BAD bills have been dropped and are gaining traction. We can’t afford to stand by and watch our way of life be misrepresented and misunderstood. It is our duty to make our voices heard and tell Salem the truth about our collective reality! Bill Summaries HB 2674-1…

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Governor stacks the Council without Senate approval

SB 286 began hearings this week in the Oregon Legislature. “Environmental justice” is being defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. Governor Brown’s request for SB 286 is nothing short of continuing her control…

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”Environmental Justice” Bill Being Considered by Oregon Legislature

Update: HB 2475 passed the House 36-20 and will now be considered by the Senate. —————– HB 2475 is sponsored by Democrat Karin Power (HD-41) Oregon House Bill 2475 may soon force on public utilities another set of social criteria to consider when setting energy price rates. The bill reportedly will: Authorize Public Utility Commission to consider differential energy burden…

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