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

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 development of sustainable energy and clean jobs. Investments will be made in new job training and low-cost clean energy improvements; in less air pollution, reducing carbon pollution as our economy shifts to become more energy-efficient.
This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsors are Oregon Environmental Council and 350PDX.

The SEIU Union Hall is located immediately south of SE Powell Blvd, across from Cleveland High School. Carpooling recommended; limited bike and car parking is available; TriMet bus #9 runs along Powell. More information at www.letstalkclimatepdx.org or contact@letstalkclimatepdx.org.

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