2023-24 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

HB 3229

DEQ Title V Fees

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is mandated by federal law to issue air pollution permits through the Title V program. Federal regulation requires that the program be funded by fees from the companies (polluters) applying for the permits. Due to issues such as closing down the Boardman coal-burning power plant, and inflation, DEQ must raise its fees in order to keep the program going and address a backlog of permits. This bill barely passed with only half the funding needed in the first half of the biennium, delaying significant progress for two years.

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused
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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.