Rep. Karin Power and Sen. Jeff Golden have joined with other co-sponsors to introduce an exciting, hard-hitting bill, House Bill 4105, that would tackle some of the most important unaddressed risks of oil trains while also steering Oregon away from devoting its public lands to fossil fuel polluters.
This legislation, among the first state bills to regulate fossil fuel infrastructure, accomplishes two important goals:
- HB 4105 would steer Oregon away from using our public, state-owned lands for new major fossil fuel projects like oil train terminals, LNG terminals, and oil and gas pipelines
- The bill would also bring Oregon’s laws up to speed with Washington’s laws regarding the volatility of crude oil by establishing the same standard that Washington uses to limit the vapor pressure of oil being delivered to facilities in Oregon
This is an important opportunity to show our legislature that climate action means stopping dangerous fossil fuel projects and holding the Thin Green Line!
Take action: Contact your legislator and urge them to support HB 4105.
Tell your legislator that you support HB 4105 because it brings Oregon’s oil train safety laws up to speed with Washington, and it will help to address the public health, safety, and climate risks of fossil fuels by restricting their expansion on state-owned land.
Attend the public hearing for this bill to show your support:
Tuesday, February 11th beginning at 1:00 PM (tentative)
Oregon State Capitol, Hearing Room D (900 State Street in Salem)
900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301
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