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Eugene City Council Meeting: Tell Them it’s Time for a Fossil Free Eugene
May 24, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
The City of Eugene has officially walked away from negotiations with NW Natural! This a good first step, but we need to do more to phase out fracked gas in Eugene. We are specifically pushing them to ban new gas infrastructure as their next step.
Testify on behalf of the Fossil Free Eugene coalition at the next Eugene City Council Meeting.
Eugene City Council Meeting
Monday, May 24
Join @ 7:15 PM | Meeting starts @ 7:30 PM
Online Virtual Event, Free and Open to the Public
(zoom link pending but will be here)
*Use the “raise hand” zoom function to ensure that you get a chance to testify. It’s critical that we continue to keep up a presence at all city council meetings letting them know that this is a critical issue for our city, and that they cannot continue to kick the can down the road on climate issues.
Find template testimony here, and a fact sheet that you can use to add additional information to your testimony. It is always most powerful if you create a unique testimony focused on your lived experience and why you care about electrifying buildings and fighting the climate crisis.
If you’re not able to testify, please consider using our online action to tell them to regulate fossil fuels in the city, or even better, write them a personalized comment and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fossil Free Eugene is a coalition of local grassroots organizations calling for the end of fracked gas in Eugene.
Here are our demands:
- Mandate the transition of all utilities in Eugene to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
- Ban the construction of all new fossil fuel infrastructure in Eugene.
- Levy a fee on NW Natural and other climate polluters to create a justice fund to transition low income and historically marginalized communities from fracked gas to electric appliances, and to retrofit these homes to increase efficiency
You can read more about the Fossil Free Eugene coalition here.