2019 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

HB 2007

OCN Priority Bill
Dirty Diesel

The bill includes enforceable deadlines for the phase-out of highly polluting older engines and requirements for cleaner equipment on major construction projects. In addition, HB 2007 targets funds from the Volkswagen settlement to help fleets clean up their diesel engines. Preference will be given to businesses subject to the clean-up; businesses intending to switch to cleaner fuels; and businesses categorized as small, disadvantaged, minority-owned, womenowned, and service-disabled owned. The bill also creates a task force to develop new funding strategies to support businesses across the state in upgrading their fleets.

HB 2007, which was the result of years of work to start removing dirty diesel engines from our roads, is double scored.

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed.
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent, excusedabsent, unexcusednot availablelegislator whose score is 100%

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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.