Hearing for Oregon Climate Action Program (HB 2020) set for Saturday, February 23, in Medford

Very Important – Plan to attend the Medford Hearing of the Legislative Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction at Central Medford High School this Saturday, February 23rd, from 9:00 am until noon.  The subject of the hearing is Oregon House Bill 2020 (HB 2020), which establishes the Carbon Policy Office and directs the Director of Carbon Policy Office to adopt the Oregon Climate Action Program.

HB 2020 is Oregon’s best effort to reduce greenhouse gases and enact reasonable policies to slow down or stop climate change.  Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) expects a large contingent of people opposed to HB 2020 to be in attendance and provide testimony.  If you are concerned about climate change, please attend the Hearing.  We want to show that there are a significant number of people in southern Oregon that care about our planet and who want to put the brakes on climate change. Even better, attend and testify why you support HB 2020.

SOCAN has an excellent discussion of the bill on their website.  You will find helpful explanations of points to make in favor of the bill and to counter arguments that opponents will use against it, what cap and trade is and how it works, how to provide oral testimony, how to provide written testimony, and much more.  If you intend to provide testimony, we recommend that you contact Alan Journet, PhD.  SOCAN is trying to coordinate the testimony to cover all bases.

The Hearing will be held this Saturday, February 23rd, from 9:00 am until noon, at Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale, Medford, OR 97501+ Google Map

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