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Government: Federal and State Project

PROJECT LEADER – ALAN JOURNET Link to Government: Federal & State Resources Page SOCAN January Monthly Meeting – Climate Action in 2021: Obstacles and Opportunities as viewed through the lens of the 2020 Election Power Point (saved as pdf) YouTube Video Government: Federal and State Project Description In order to stimulate appropriate action at the […]

2020 Candidate Interviews Now Available

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now provides Southern Oregonians with an opportunity to learn where candidates stand on climate and environmental issues. All candidates for Oregon Senate Districts 1, 2, and 28; House Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 55; and County Boards of Commissioners in Jackson and Josephine Counties were invited to be interviewed […]

Oregon Climate Action Plan

Oregon Climate Action Plan For several years a coalition of  Oregon Climate Activists has been promoting comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction legislation in the Oregon State Legislature. On March 10, 2020, Governor Brown signed Executive Order 20-04. Now the rule-making to implement the orders.

Coastal SOCAN

Project Leaders – Ed Patterson & Bill Gorham Click here for specific Coastal SOCAN content such as presentations, events, activities, podcasts, videos, articles, and news about what’s happening to the climate and the environment on the south coast and what we’re doing about it! Project Description Coastal SOCAN is made up primarily of people who live […]


PROJECT LEADER – Kathy Conway Project Description Drawdown is that point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.  “Drawdown” is also the title of a book, and a website (drawdown.org), that document solutions aimed at resolving global warming by reducing greenhouse gases. A highly qualified and […]

Addressing Fire in a Fiery Climate – Video

Addressing Fire in a Fiery Climate Presentations were made on January 15 at SOCAN’s Special Meeting at the  Medford Public Library. The program was live streamed and is currently available  (Link). The panel includes: Dr. Kerry Metlen, ecologist with The Nature Conservancy and one of the authors of the Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy, Marty Main, […]

Is Biomass Energy Renewable?

Josh Schlossberg Climate Change, May 17, 2016 A report funded by Clean Air Council questions whether biomass should count as renewable energy, arguing that carbon dioxide and air pollutant emissions disqualify the controversial energy source. Wood Burning, Biomass, Air Pollution and Climate Change, by Christopher D. Ahlers, adjunct professor of Law at Vermont Law School, explains […]