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Help restore the Climate Protection Program!

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Oregon's Climate Protection Program (CPP) stands as a beacon of hope in our fight against climate change, compelling major climate polluters to make significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Your Voice is Needed to Get Oregon Back on Track
In 2023, oil and gas companies used a legal loophole to shut down the CPP. Now, the DEQ is working with diverse stakeholders to reinstate the program in 2024. Our goal is to strengthen the program and protect it against future attacks by polluters.

The DEQ needs public support to reinstate the CPP against fossil fuel industry pushback! Strong public outcry will help to maintain the program's integrity and ensure it follows rigorous scientific guidelines. The CPP is essential to protect Oregon’s families, workers, environment, and economy from the harmful impacts of climate change. Reinstating the CPP will ultimately reduce our dependence on fossil fuel companies and allow for cleaner energy options to grow. The companies fighting against the CPP have prioritized profit over the quality of our land, water, air and our health.

GET INVOLVED and TAKE ACTION TODAY BEFORE the June 25th DEQ meeting!
(Talking Points for your advocacy effort are included)

June 25 DEQ meeting agenda (PDF)


 
Protect Golden Gardens Park

Say NO to plastic artificial turf at Golden Gardens Park!
 

Golden Gardens Park is one of the few natural areas with wildlife habitat in Bethel and is a crown jewel of the community. The site features herons, bald eagles, and Western Pond Turtles. The City of Eugene is proposing a new community sporting complex to meet the community’s need to accommodate recreational activities. While we support local sports and recreation, the proposal will include adding a significant amount of plastic Astroturf to this highly sensitive habitat.

We urge the City Council and the Golden Gardens Park Advisory Group to reject proposals to use Astroturf at the sporting complex. Astroturf is plastic grass that disintegrates when exposed to sunlight and contributes to the environmental burden of microplastics in local and global environments. Microplastics are also absorbed into the blood of wildlife and people, and has been linked with cancer, particularly youth who are in the goalie position. | Learn more about our Golden Gardens campaign

Sign the in-Eugene petition

Sign the outside Eugene petition

 

 
Take Action for a Gas Station Moratorium

 

The Eugene City Council and Mayor are currently considering a land use policy that would ban the construction of new gas stations. We ask that the council schedule a work session as soon as possible, and that they make a motion to pass the policy. We need your help to protect public health and our environment! Eugene City Councilors needs to hear from you now! Use our testimony guide to make your voice heard.

Read our NEW Report, Beneath The Pump: The Threat of Petroleum Contamination (PDF) on the dangers of petroleum contamination.

Read the Guest Viewpoint in Eugene Weekly by Nate Wilson, Beyond Toxics LUST/UST Data Analysis Intern: Rethinking the Pump - Why there is no need for new gas stations

Learn more about a gas station moratorium | Sign the petition to Eugene's City Council

 

 


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