Wednesday, December 6 – Cap and Invest: A Solution to Grow Oregon’s Clean Energy Economy

CAP and INVEST:
A Solution to Grow Oregon’s Clean Energy Economy While Addressing Climate Pollution and Our Vulnerable Communities

Wednesday, December 6th, 7 pm
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis

Panelists:

Sara Gelser – State Senator Representing Oregon Legislative District 8 since 2005. Has served as chair of Human Services Committee, and member of the Human Service Budget Committee, Education Committee, Workforce Committee, and the Senate Conduct 2.

Shilpa Joshi – Coalition Director of Renew Oregon, committed to growing jobs and protecting clean air and water. She has brought Oregonians together in the fight against climate change — with a particular emphasis in ensuring that vulnerable communities have a seat at the table to help determine solutions.

Nicole Hams – NAACP representative, PhD Student at OSU

Greg Creal – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 280

This past summer Gov. Brown announced support of a bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions; charge some of the state’s largest companies for their carbon output; and invest the proceeds into clean energy, mediation of climate impacts experienced by low-income and rural communities, communities of color, and impacted workers in Oregon. It is referred to as “cap and invest”.

Governor Brown currently has legislative work groups finalizing the bills details. It is a revision of the 2017 legislative session Senate Bill 1070 known as the Clean Energy Jobs Bill.