SB1596 Right To Repair

  Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 February 5th 2024     Reference Bill Number SB1596 Chair Sollman and Members of the Senate Energy and Environment…

About the Environmental Caucus

About the Environmental Caucus The Oregon Legislature’s Environmental Caucus is composed of members who believe that our state requires bold environmental action in the Legislature. We know that climate change is impacting Oregon’s natural…

With Limited Resources, One Small Town Plans for Climate Change

Photo by Alan Journet Curiously, no mention of the SOCAN Grants Pass Climate Action Team, especially Tom Bradbeer and Dorothy Swain. Journalists sometimes miss the essence of the story.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Among…

Oregon may spend $1.5 million to help landowners cope with beavers

Beaver at Three Forks, Owyhee Canyon - Alan Journet MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI Capital Press February 13, 2024 SALEM — Two years ago, Clover Leonard was surprised to discover limbs missing from her trees before any U-pick customers had visited…

SB1530-3 FUNDING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING

  Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 February 14th 2024   Reference Bill Number SB1530-3 Chair Jayma and Members of the Senate Committee On Housing…

SB1593 REPLACES THE TIMBER HARVEST TAX WITH A SEVERANCE TAX

  Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 February 17th 2024   Reference Bill Number SB1593 Chair Meek and Members of the Senate Committee on Finance and…

HB4106 SOCAN OPPOSES UNDERMINING THE HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN

Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 February 18th 2024   Reference Bill Number HB4106 Chair Helm and members of the House Committee on Agriculture, Land Use,…

Avista-2024 SOCAN COMMENTS ON AVISTA’S INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN

    Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now 7113 Griffin Lane Jacksonville OR 97530-9342 Co-Chair Climate, Energy and Environment Team Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network 541-301-4107 alan@socan.eco February…
Rising temperatures bring an increased risk of wildfire.

SB4133 Wildfire Funding Bill

  Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 February 15th 2024   Reference Bill Number HB4133 Chair Nathanson and Members of the House Committee on Revenue: I…

SOCAN TESTIMONY ON HB4128 Studying water Infrastructure

Applegate Lake, Photo - Alan Journet Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 February 12th 2024   Reference Bill Number HB4128 Chair Helm and Members of the House…

SOCAN testimony on HB4080 Promoting offshore wind

Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 Bill Gorham Ph.D. Facilitator, Coastal SOCAN 14834 Oceanview Dr Brookings, OR 97415 gorham.bill@gmail.com (805) 377-9336 February…

SOCAN TESTIMONY ON HB4112 Promoting clean energy technology in Oregon

  Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 February 11th 2024   Reference Bill Number HB4112 Chair Marsh and Members of the House Committee on Climate, Energy…

New multi-state agreement sets stage for exponential heat pump market growth

New multi-state agreement sets stage for exponential heat pump market growth Matt Rusteika Feb 7 2024, Building Decarbonization Coalition New multi-state agreement sets stage for exponential heat pump market growth Nine states inked an…

Famed climate scientist wins million-dollar verdict against right-wing bloggers

The verdict comes amid heightened attacks on scientists working on climate change, vaccines and other issues Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, February 8 2024 Michael Mann, a prominent climate scientist, won his long-standing legal battle…

SOCAN Testimony on HB4132 Promoting Management of Marine Reserves

  Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@ssocan.eco 541-500-2331 February 8th 2024     Reference Bill Number HB4132 Chair Helm and Members of the House Committee on Agriculture,…

SOCAN Testimony on SB1537 Urban Housing and expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary

Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@ssocan.eco 541-500-2331 February 8th 2024     Reference Bill Number SB1537 Chair Jama and Members of the Senate Committee on Housing and…

SOCAN Testimony on HB4014: Beaver Coexistence Bill

  Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 February 7th 2024     Reference Bill Number HB4014 Chair Marsh and Members of the House Committee on Climate,…

Letter: Support effective climate and energy action

Letter to Editor February 7, 2024 David Bekermeier, Ashland.News The Ashland Youth for Electrification Campaign has worked diligently to support the structuring of a city ordinance that will meet Ashland’s Climate and Clean Energy Plan…
Rising temperatures bring an increased risk of wildfire.

Democrats split on charging public or timber industry for more of Oregon’s wildfire protection

Alex Baumhardt, Oregon Capital Chronicle, February 6, 2024 Democratic lawmakers are split over whether a greater share of the hundreds of millions of dollars needed to protect the state from wildfires should come from all Oregon taxpayers…

SOCAN testimony on HB4083 COAL Divestment Act

Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now alan@socan.eco 541-500-2331 February 5th 2024     Reference HB4083 Chair Grayber and Members of the House Committee on Emergency Management,…

SOCAN testimony on SB1559 Updating Emissions Reduction Goals

Unfortunately, the senate committee wasted time discussing whether a goal should be a 'target' or an 'aspiration.'  Too many of our legislators just don't understand (or are afraid to acknowledge) the urgency of action! Alan R.P. Journet…

Inspiring action through community meeting on climate change

Makenna Marks, KDRV News, January 30th 2024 MEDFORD, Ore. – Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) hopes to inspire action in the fight against climate change during its Tuesday night meeting at the Medford Library. Titled, “Daunted…

What Makes Yale Climate Connections Stories Work?

What Makes Yale Climate Connections Stories Work? Cora Hagens, Natasha Feshbach, Mallika Talwar and Joshua Low, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, January 23rd 2024 In December 2022, Wired published an essay entitled “Storytelling…

SOCAN Comments to Medford Council on Minimum Parking Requirements

  Alan. R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Facilitator SOCAN Medford Climate Action Team 7113 Griffin Lane Jacksonville OR 97530-9342 alan@socan.eco 541-301-4107 Members of Medford City Council Members…