At the beginning of this year, Oregon set out on an extraordinary path that, if executed with care, transparency, and determination, will put our state and economy on a path to improved prosperity, human and environmental health, and energy security.
The state’s new Climate Protection Program took effect on Jan. 1. It sets a schedule and targets for our state’s necessary transition off of fossil fuels to a clean energy economy over the next three decades.
Unfortunately, news recently broke of a legal challenge by some of Oregon’s largest fossil fuel interests to roll back this common-sense program. While not entirely surprising, it is an unfortunate attempt to roll back the direction of forward-thinking businesses who understand the urgent need to embrace a clean energy future.
Written by Tim Miller