2017 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

What made a difference in 2017? YOU.

In 2017, more than 6,500 OLCV members took action. Legislators heard your voice when you asked them to address climate change, prevent the erosion of our land use system, and protect critical habitat in our forests and streams. Thank you!

OLCV has been working for more than 40 years to protect Oregon’s environment. But we are only able to do that because of support from members like you. Together, we make a difference.

OLCV passes laws that protect Oregon’s environmental legacy, elects pro-environment candidates to office, and holds all of our elected officials accountable. This OLCV Environmental Scorecard is one of our most important accountability tools. By sharing how each legislator voted on the most important conservation bills of the 2017 session, you know how much your legislators listened to you and your neighbors, or if they listened to special interest groups and big corporate polluters.

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What next?

  1. Tell your legislators you know the score.
  2. Spread the word: #orleg #olcvscore
  3. Donate.

Tell your legislators you know the score. It only takes a minute to say thanks — or no thanks — to your legislators. Then, share this scorecard with your friends, family, and neighbors so they can find out their elected officials’ results. Finally, because we could not accomplish our mission without the generous help of our members, please make a donation so that we can continue the fight to address climate change and protect Oregon’s natural beauty.

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The 2017 Bill Graveyard

We had two significant wins this session: Saving the Elliott State Forest and putting sensible restrictions on suction dredge mining. We also helped kill some disastrous bills that would have fundamentally dismantled our land use laws. Despite our victories, there were several bills important to the environment that died due to successful industry pressure on legislators. Read more in the Bill Graveyard.


About OLCV

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.

For more information about OLCV, visit our website at olcv.org.

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.