Climate change action on the ballot?
In addition to several proposed Forestry initiatives, Oregon voters may have the option to vote on Climate Change Actions as there are several Oregon climate ballot measures proposed.
As reported by OPB,
“Three initiative petitions filed with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office on Monday would require the state to phase out electricity sources that contribute to global warming, and transition to a carbon-free economy by 2050.”
They could be on the ballot in November 2020. The petitions were filed by a coalition calling itself 100% Ready For Clean Air, which includes Renew Oregon, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Climate Solutions, the Oregon Environmental Council and other groups.
Organizers hope that the proposed ballot measures will get the Legislature to take action during the upcoming short session in 2020.