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Letter Writing Party: DEQ Climate Protection Program

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come learn about the draft Climate Protection Program and join us in submitting public comments on how the plan can be improved.

Right now, you can help make climate protection in Oregon stronger by adding your voice to demand DEQ strengthens the draft Climate Protection Program (CPP) rules. We will help you get your comments ready to send written comments by Oct. 25th @ 4:00PM. While the Climate Protection Program has the potential to be a meaningful tool to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, the draft Climate Protection Program has problems, which keep it from living up to its name. Thankfully, the rules for the CPP aren’t final yet! 

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  1. Learn about the Climate Protection Plan with Brad Reed from Renew Oregon and potential areas for improvement
  2. Get started drafting your written comments or testimony for a public hearing
  3. Q&A with Brad Reed
  4. Wrap up &  review how to submit your comments or get signed up to speak

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Meet our speaker

Brad Reed, Campaign Manager, Renew Oregon

Brad Reed is a campaigner and communication, media and digital strategist. He’s worked with Renew Oregon since 2015 to support multiple, ground-breaking clean energy policies such as the Oregon Climate Action Plan, Oregon’s Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act, and Clean Fuels Standard. He has also worked on winning statewide ballot measure campaigns to reform criminal justice and drug laws in Oregon. Prior to his career in political communications, Brad was an Emmy Award-winning television news producer. He worked in Portland, OR; Charleston, SC; and Boston, MA; over a 10 year career in news. 

What is the Climate Protection Program?

The Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will set a starting ceiling or “cap” for climate pollution in Oregon from certain large polluters (oil companies, fracked gas utilities) in 2022. The cap lowers over time, requiring those polluters to reduce their climate pollution about 2-3% per year on average through 2050. According to science, reduction should be closer to 7% annually to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, so we have work to do. If polluters fail to lower their pollution, they will be held accountable by environmental regulators. Polluters will have to transition off of fossil fuels by adopting clean, energy efficient technologies. The resulting investments in clean energy will improve health in our communities, lower energy costs, and create local, good-paying jobs.

Learn more about the good and the bad parts of the proposed rules from Oregon Environmental Council. 

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October 19
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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