Monday, January 19, 2009

Oregon continues its work on global warming

Not withstanding the Washington buzz, Oregon continues to develop its own strategy to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to global warming.  Obviously, Oregon and other states have been the leaders in this area and do not seem content to sit on the sidelines awaiting federal climate change legislation.  Thus, Oregon governor Kulongowski has an ambitious package of global warming bills, Oregon environmental groups hope to establish authority for a state cap-and-trade program this spring, and the Oregon Global Warming Commission continues its work.

The integration of federal climate change legislation with state legislation remains a difficult issue not addressed particularly well by existing federal legislative proposals.

OGW Commission meetings in January 2009:

Please check the OGWC web pages at for updates/changes to meeting times or locations, or for additional meetings that may be scheduled.  Also note that an online meeting calander has been developed on the OGWC web pages at

OGWC Full Commission Meeting


Oregon Global Warming Commission

Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Pringle Hall , 606 Church St SE, Salem


OGWC Committee Meetings


Communications / Outreach Committee

Date:       Wed., January 7th, 2009
TIme:       9am - Noon
Location:  Portland State Univ, College of Urban & Public Affairs,
Meyer Memorial Board Room, Room 710
506 SW Mill St. Portland, OR

Transportation and Land Use Committee

(Rescheduled from December due to weather)

Tentatively rescheduled for:

January 15, 2009, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port of Portland, Commission Room
121 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209 


These meetings are open to the public.
For more information on climate change activities in Oregon go to

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