For clean energy transition, Oregonians must embrace innovation over obstruction

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

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