Rep. Marsh, climate advocates push for environmentally friendly buildings

Four bills will receive hearings from a Senate committee on Thursday

Julia Shumway, Oregon Capital Chronicle, Marhch 14, 2023

Oregon lawmakers and climate advocates are pushing for legislative action to build more efficient homes and office buildings to protect the environment and reduce long-term homeowner costs.

Senate Majority Leader Kate Lieber, D-Beaverton, and Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, are spearheading the effort after spending much of last year leading a task force that recommended policies for making homes and office buildings more environmentally friendly and resilient to heat, smoke and air pollution. Those recommendations have turned into four bills they want passed.


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