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The True Cost of Pollution
Cutting carbon pollution and creating jobs in the clean energy economy go hand in hand. The most effective way to stoke innovation and growth is to make sure everyone is following the rules. Big oil and coal companies are not paying the true cost of dumping millions of tons of carbon into our atmosphere. Instead, it’s regular people like us who incur the cost -- medical bills and sick days from asthma and lung diseases, fighting record-breaking wildfires, and severe drought causing our food prices to rise -- it’s in the billions of dollars.
This week, in a packed Oregon House public hearing on effective ways to limit pollution and put a price on carbon, allies spoke up: from rural communities to cities, businesses and workers, communities of color leaders and environmental advocates all testified that a price on pollution will benefit Oregon.Read more
The Generation Acting on Climate
Earlier this week, two teenagers from Eugene had their historic case against the Governor of Oregon and the state government heard in court. The young women say the state is failing them, and their generation, by not doing more to reduce climate pollution.
It’s been a long journey for Kelsey Juliana, 19, and Olivia Chernaik, 14, who first asked to hold the state accountable four years ago (at just 15 and 11 years old). From Lane County Circuit Court, to a state appeals court and back to Lane County -- they’ve earned quite an insider’s education on the legal system.Read more
Hello and Welcome to Renew Oregon!
We are a growing coalition of businesses and workers, healthcare professionals and parents, farmers and ranchers, faith and community organizations, and individuals coming together to move Oregon away from dirty, polluting energy to a clean energy economy. We are working to create good-paying jobs for all Oregonians, protect air and water from pollution, and help families stay healthy.Read more