2015 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

SB 1547

OCN Priority Bill
Coal Transition and Clean Electricity Plan

SB 1547 made Oregon the first state to go coal-free by eliminating coal from its electricity mix by 2030 and also doubled the renewable energy standard to 50% by 2040. The bill put Oregon's electricity sector on track to meet our state's greenhouse gas reduction goals. SB 1547 was the result of a remarkable agreement between environmental interests and Oregon’s investor-owned utilities, modeling the “Oregon Way” in addressing policy disputes.

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

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed the Senate 17-12 | Passed the House 38-20
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excusedlegislator whose score is 90% or greater

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The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization with a simple mission: to pass laws that protect Oregon's environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

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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.