350PDX works to help ensure that the State of Oregon adopts policies that are commensurate with the need to rapidly, aggressively and justly address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible as soon as possible.
For the current legislative session, we are focusing on turning Portland-area legislators into climate champions. The majority of these representatives and senators support action on climate, but often they are supportive or “good votes,” rather than the climate champions we need. With letter-writing campaigns and meetings with legislators, we will be impressing on them the deep concerns of many of their constituents regarding climate change. 350PDX is working in concert with coalitions of organizations to draft strong climate policy and to plan rallies and lobby days in Salem in order to pass the strongest climate policies that reflect the scientific reality of the climate crisis.
Bills We’re Working On:
Capping Carbon Campaign:
Oregon has several policies in place to help reduce climate pollution, including standards for clean transportation fuels, targets for renewable energy sources and a phase-out of coal powered electricity, but it lacks comprehensive, economy-wide goals and programs. Critically, it lacks enforceable, science-based targets to steadily reduce climate pollution over time.
The Clean Energy and Jobs Bill (SB 557) has been introduced at the Oregon Legislature. This legislation will help us smooth the way into the Great Transition needed to achieve a fossil-free future.