2018 could be ‘The Year!’
For many sessions, efforts have been underway to persuade the Oregon Legislature to pass a bill that places meaningful limits on the climate pollution that Oregonians produce. Thanks to the efforts of two legislative champions – Representative Ken Helm and Senator Michael Dembrow – ably assisted by local representative Pam Marsh, a bill was developed as the 2017 session closed. This Bill is an amended version of the Clean Energy Jobs Bill that was introduced, but did not pass in 2017. The bill now has 29 sponsors/supporters in the House (60 total members) and 13 in the Senate (30 total members). Efforts are underway to include all elected representatives since protecting our environment should not be a partisan issue.
The October 31st SOCAN General Meeting at 6:00 pm in the Medford Public Library will be devoted to a consideration of ideas for action to achieve passage of this bill. We will explore the content of the bill, its potential economic impact, the status of the campaign in support of the bill, and what Southern Oregonians can do to promote passage of this critical and urgent bill.
To learn more, please join us! We hope that you will add your support to protecting future generations and life on our planet.
SOCAN meeting are always open and free to the general public.