2023-24 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

HB 3409

OCN Priority Bill
Climate Resilience Package

The Resilient, Efficient Buildings Priority Bill package (priority included SB 868 - SB 871), and the Natural Climate Solutions Bill (SB 530) were both Priorities for a Healthy Oregon this legislative session. Each of those bills plus the Resilience Hubs Bill, the Climate Action Committee Bill, Green Infrastructure Bill, heavy duty and medium truck rebates, siting for renewable energy projects, and addressing dangerous algal blooms all ended up in this bill package.

By investing nearly $100 million total for HB 3409 and HB 3630, these two bill packages enable the state to leverage at least 10 times that–$1 billion–in federal funding to improve the lives and livelihoods of Oregonians. Benefits to everyday Oregonians include 500,000 heat pumps being installed in our state by 2030, the creation of hundreds of good-paying jobs across the state, and more safe places for Oregon’s most impacted communities to go to when extreme weather and wildfires strike. So many good bills that we would have scored ended up in this package, so we are triple scoring this bill.

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

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.