2021-2022 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

SB 1518

OCN Priority Bill
ReBuilding Task Force

Buildings are the second largest and growing source of greenhouse gas pollution in Oregon making the ReBuilding Task Force a major climate priority. This bill started out as the Reach Code Bill which was unfinished business from previous sessions. Reach Code would have given authority to municipalities to opt for a 10% high energy efficiency standard for new buildings. During the 2022 short session, legislators and advocates agreed that we needed much larger, more comprehensive building policies to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from new and existing buildings in Oregon––which is how the Resilient Efficient Building Task Force, also known as the ReBuilding Task Force, came into existence. The Task Force brings together diverse stakeholders, including labor, gas companies, Public Utility Commissions, home builders and developers, and climate and environmental justice groups to create a report to help legislators develop strong, comprehensive policies for clean, safe, healthy and resilient buildings for the 2023 legislative session.

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Signed into law
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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.

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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.