Hearing on Environmental Justice Bill
The Environmental Justice Framework for Oregon (Senate Concurrent Resolution 17), a resolution now being considered by the Oregon Legislature, will be given a public hearing by the House Energy and Environment Committee on Wednesday, May 5. The session begins at 1 p.m., with the public hearing portion beginning at 1:45.
SCR 17 has already passed the Senate. Oregon Shores very strongly supports the measure, which mandates environmental justice and climate consideration by all natural resource agencies for each action or decision. We submitted testimony while the bill was in the Senate.
Here is a link to the staff report on the measure.
To submit written testimony, use this address: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Testimony/HEE
For information on how to listen in to the hearing or testify during the hearing, go here.