Empowering Oregonians to Win Fair & Effective Climate Policy
Oregon Climate is a coalition of passionate volunteers with the goal of passing effective climate policy through the Oregon 2015 legislature. We jointly recognize the urgent need for legislation to curb our current climate trajectory, and unify our diverse strengths behind a plan that can work.
We believe the states are the laboratories for democracy, and Congress needs an effective model to craft federal legislation. Oregon can lead the country with the most cost-effective climate policy available: a carbon tax or "fee" on fossil fuels. Returning revenue from the fee straight to Oregonians as a dividend will power a just, swift and lasting transition to a new economy.
Oregon Climate presents our state with the chance to trailblaze the path to environmental and economic stability. In a time of environmental uncertainty, Oregon Climate empowers each of us to celebrate--and realize--our collective human potential to tackle this issue together.
Join the movement! We need you.
"The world thirsts for one nation, one state, to place a flat fee across all polluting carbon fuels. Oregon Climate just might lead the world toward that goal."
- James Hansen, Former Head of NASA Goddard Institute