Politics and Legislation
Politics and Elections
The Oregon Chapter Sierra Club's political committee endorses candidates for public office at all levels of state and local government who will help protect Oregon's environment.
We have posted endorsements for the May 20, 2014 primary election and will continue to post endorsements as we get closer to the November 4, 2014 general election.
Oregon State Legislature
The Oregon Chapter Sierra Club lobbies at the state Legislature in Salem to ensure that Oregon's environment is protected.
State Legislative Agenda
The Oregon legislature meets every year, for six months in odd-numbered years (ie 2013), and for one month in even numbered years. Our state legislative agenda includes a focus on protecting Oregon's state forests and wildlife, growing green jobs through energy efficiency and sustainable development of renewable energy, and stopping proposals to advance irresponsible fossil fuel development or weaken Oregon's clean energy policies.
Since 2007, we have succeeded in passing landmark toxics reduction legislation; helped pass a ban on offshore oil drilling along Oregon's coast; protected Oregon's farms, forests and salmon streams from LNG pipelines and ill-advised land use changes; safeguarded Oregon's state forests from unsustainable logging; and prevented attacks on Oregon's endangered wolves and elusive mountain lions.
To learn more about our work in the Oregon legislature, find out about the latest information on key environmental bills and how to take action, check out the Legislative Update blog on this page.
Please contact Chapter Political Chair Nancy Hatch to find out how to get involved in helping us elect pro-environment candidates.