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Oregon and the West sign climate pact

Posted by TylerG at Nov 01, 2013 07:45 AM |

Surrounded by business and environmental leaders, Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber joined Gov. Inslee of Washington, Gov. Brown of California, and the Premier of British Columbia to sign the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy in San Francisco on October 29.

Surrounded by business and environmental leaders, Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber joined Gov. Inslee of Washington, Gov. Brown of California, and the Premier of British Columbia to sign the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy in San Francisco on October 29. 

The environmental agreement calls on the four regions to take several serious actions to address climate change, including:

  • Putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions
  • Instituting a Clean Fuels Program

With 53 million people our region is the fifth largest economy in the world, so this is an important step forward for businesses, people, and the planet. You can read the entire Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy online, and you can watch the full video below.

PR with nothing but words

Posted by Sharon Bodman at Dec 03, 2013 12:28 PM
Oregon's governor is making contradictory moves. Bringing a coal port to Oregon subjects the people to all of the hazards with no true benefit. Some jobs will be created but jobs that will take the money earned to be put toward the health care of the employees down the line and burden our state overall since coal dust will impact non workers. Plus, it does not support climate change ethics. Secondly, a move that allows a huge multi national company to open a bottling plant contrary to the will of the people doubles the enmity toward our governor. He is a corporate stooge that is setting us up for disaster with water from the Columbia being used to transport coal and to be stolen by Nestle's who has a evidentiary history of breaking contracts of water grabbing around the world and including other states within the United States. Finally, he has no integrity spending monies on a special session then forcing adoptions allowing Monsanto seeds within the heart of Oregon's Wiliamette Organic Farming area.

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