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The Clean Energy Jobs Bill: This Year’s Top Priority -- Feb 8, 2018

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Let’s Talk Climate starts its third (2018) season on Thursday, February 8, with a 7:00 p.m. public program concerning the Clean Energy Jobs bill, which Governor Brown has said is a “must pass” for the 2018 legislative session. Come find out why this bill is top priority and how it makes a significant effort to address climate change in Oregon. The event will be held at the SEIU Local 49 Union Hall, 3536 SE 26th Ave., Portland. Panelists include Nancy Hamilton, Co-Chair of the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate, on ways that Oregon’s businesses will benefit from this bill; Dylan Kruse, Policy Director for Sustainable Northwest, on benefits to the forestry industry, agricultural sector, fisheries, and rural Oregon; and Shilpa Joshi, Coalition Director of Renew Oregon, on the current status of the bill in Salem. With a wide range of supporters from many elements of Oregon’s economy, this bill would generate income from fees for excess CO2 generation and put the funds toward the develo…