2015 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

SB 1584

Fish Persistence Rollback

SB 1584 would have overturned a recent Oregon Court of Appeals decision requiring local governments to plan for the persistence of endangered fish in their municipal water projects. It would also roll back a hard-fought compromise passed in 2005. Local governments should be held to requirements that would mean more water conservation, especially as we expect less water in a climate-changed future.

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

No is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed the Senate 18-10
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.