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Faith Voice for Clean Air
September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
September is recognized by many Christians as the Season of Creation, an opportunity to pray and care for God’s creation. On Monday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m., EMO is hosting a public comment writing workshop to gather people of faith and assist them in sharing public comment to advocate for bold climate action.
As part of the Oregon Climate Action Plan (Gov. Brown’s 2020 executive order on climate), the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is creating a new “Climate Protection Program” to regulate and cut climate pollution from some of Oregon’s top emitters to help Oregon meet our greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Advocates have pushed the DEQ to make some positive changes to the rule language, however, DEQ’s draft rules still fall short in a few key areas. Currently, the DEQ is asking for public comments on its draft Climate Protection Program. For more information on this process, click here.
At the workshop, we’ll guide you in sharing your personal connection to climate change as a person of faith and as a citizen of Oregon. We will be discussing why it is important for the DEQ to adhere to climate science, hold all major polluters accountable, and invest to reduce pollution in and benefit frontline communities. As Christians, we are called on to play a part in changing our collective response to the unprecedented threat of climate change and environmental degradation. Please join us and use your voice to speak up to the DEQ!
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