Update: Capping Carbon Campaign

Please join us for a Interim-Lobby Day, September 25th, 9am in Salem, at Saint Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301, (car-pools to be arranged). You will be able to meet with your Legislators as scheduled between 10 and 12. Then join us for the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction meeting in the Capitol from 1 – 4pm. This Committee, chaired by Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, has been meeting monthly and will be developing state wide legislation to:

  • Put a cap on carbon pollution and make polluters pay for their greenhouse gas emissions
  • Invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency to ensure a just transition to clean energy.

To date climate activists have filled the hearing rooms to make a clear, visible statement that we want strong, effective legislation that reduces greenhouse gas emissions to at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050.

If you cannot join us, write, call or email your State Representative and Senator. They need to hear from you now. Let them know you put the highest priority on addressing the climate crisis.

Contact Rand at randschenck@msn.com if you’re interested in carpooling, or if you have any questions