WHAT: Environmental Quality Commission
WHEN: Friday, March 26 at 10:15am PST
Testify virtually to make sure climate polluters aren’t exempt from regulation!
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is in the early stages of developing a new greenhouse gas reduction program. This program is the centerpiece of Governor Brown’s 2020 Executive Order on climate change, and could be one of the strongest tools Oregon has for meeting its emission reduction goals. Noticeably absent from the program: fracked gas power plants.
The six largest climate polluters in Oregon are fracked gas power plants. Yet DEQ is proposing to exempt these facilities from regulation under its so-called “Climate Protection Program.”
Oregonians who are concerned about letting the state’s largest emitters off the hook can turnout to the next Environmental Quality Commission on Friday, March 26 at 10:15AM to virtually testify that DEQ must include the top climate polluters in Oregon and prioritize communities over polluter’s profits.