2021-2022 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

SB 1536

OCN Priority Bill
Emergency Heat Relief

Less than a year after the historic and deadly heat dome event in Oregon in June of 2021, the Oregon State legislature passed the Emergency Heat Relief Bill. This legislation invested millions into air conditioning, air filters, and cooling centers for low-income Oregonians and renters. It also created a fund to help low income homeowners upgrade to a more energy efficient heat pump for both heating and cooling as well as prohibits landlords from preventing tenants from installing life saving air conditioning units. Efforts to pass this bipartisan bill were led by rural and environmental justice groups including Verde and Rogue Climate.

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.