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Environmental Justice and Climate Protection Program Panel
September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is developing a new program to reduce climate pollution in Oregon called the “Climate Protection Program.” This month, Oregonians have a crucial opportunity to ensure that DEQ’s program prioritizes public health and our climate over the profits’ of polluters.The program currently has severe flaws, including exemptions for fracked gas power plants and loopholes for Oregon’s biggest polluters. It prioritizes polluters’ profits over the health and safety of communities experiencing the impacts of pollution every day.At this panel, you’ll hear from environmental justice leaders from across the state about how climate pollution impacts communities, where this program falls short, and how we can all take action to demand a better program.