2015 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

HB 4040

OCN Major Threat
No Judicial Review of Wolf Delisting

HB 4040 doubled down on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife's controversial decision to delist wolves from the state Endangered Species Act by unnecessarily "ratifying" the decision. The purpose of the bill was to circumvent a judicial challenge to the delisting, thereby depriving citizens of their right to seek legal review of government actions. Further, this bill opens the door for the legislature to make politically driven decisions about the fate of imperiled animals across Oregon. Important decisions about whether to list or delist species should be based on science, not politics.

Visit the Oregon Legislature's bill history and full text.

No is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed the Senate 17-11 | Passed the House 33-23
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excusedlegislator whose score is 90% or greater

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About the Scorecard

For more than 40 years, OLCV has protected Oregon's natural legacy. An essential part of our work is holding our elected officials accountable. The OLCV Environmental Scorecard is not only one of our most important accountability tools, but also a tradition. The first scorecard was published in 1973.

By sharing how each member of the Legislature voted on the most critical conservation bills, we help Oregonians understand whether legislators listened to their constituents, or if they listened to special interest groups instead. It also serves as a summary of environmental bills and includes special recognition of the legislative champions.