May
13

Global Warming Commission Meets

When
May 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Where
Online
Cost
Cost: Free—public meeting

Coquille Valley flooded at king tide, a proxy for sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet online on Wednesday, May 13, frm 1-4 pm.  Their deliberations are open to the public. 

At this meeting, the Governor’s Office will provide an overview of the recent Executive Order 20-04 directing state agencies to take actions to reduce and regulate emissions from greenhouse gases. The Oregon Department of Energy will also discuss its implementation of 2017 and 2020 climate change Executive Orders. Finally, the Commission will discuss the Social Cost of Carbon, a metric to help account for the costs of greenhouse gas emissions in policies and project planning. 

No resolutions are expected to be introduced or voted on at this meeting.  Still, tracking state efforts on carbon reduction are highly relevant to Oregon Shores’ work, as we strive to prevent development of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal, which would become the state’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.  The meeting may be listened to by using this registration link, and the event password: ODOE. Members of the public are welcome to submit public comments to the Commission ahead of and during the meeting through the contact form online, or by email (info@keeporegoncool.org).

Public comments will be read beginning at approximately 3:45 p.m. A final agenda will be available 24 hours before the meeting at www.keeporegoncool.org/meetings.

If you need special accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact Linda Ross at 503-378-6874 or at linda.ross@oregon.gov.