2021-2022 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

HB 3103

Change of Use for Stored Water

This legislation clarifies the authority of the Oregon Water Resources Department to allow type-of-use changes for reservoirs. Being able to change the type-of-use of stored water is an important administrative tool that reflects the dynamic nature of water and its uses over time. This clarification is necessary to complete the Willamette Basin Reallocation process that, once completed, will benefit fish species protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed
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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.