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Oregon State Legislature Environmental Justice and Just Transition


Clean Energy Jobs Work Group on
Environmental Justice and Just Transition


Work Group Outcomes and Summary Documents:

Introductory Information from Work Group Chairs:

Co-Chairs: Representative Pam Marsh, House District 5, and Representative Diego Hernandez, House District 47

During the 2017 session, the Senate and House environment committees held a series of joint meetings to hear from experts regarding state and regional cap-and-invest policies and programs. This led to the introduction of the Clean Energy Jobs bill, Senate Bill 1070, at the end of the session. It is now time for more detailed work on individual components of an Oregon program. The Environmental Justice and Just Transition Work Group was created to review and make recommendations on specific components of a cap-and-invest program for Oregon. Work group recommendations and outcomes will be reported to a joint meeting of the Senate and House environment committees in later November.

Work Group Charge:

Discuss the impacts and potential opportunities for impacted communities and how to ensure a just transition under a cap-and-invest model.

Policy Questions to Answer:

  1. How do we identify/define impacted individuals and communities?
  2. Are there specific investment opportunities that will benefit those impacted?
  3. Are there specific investment opportunities to benefit a just transition for workers?
  4. How should decision making be structured to ensure access and transparency?

Work group agendas and meeting materials will be posted on this webpage. The workgroup is being staffed by Beth Reiley, committee analyst. Beth can be reached by phone at 503-986-1755 or by email at

Meeting Times:

All meetings will be held in Hearing Room 50, State Capitol.

  • September 21, 2017: 8 AM – 9:45 AM (video)
  • October 16, 2017: 1 PM – 3 PM (video)
  • November 1, 2017: 1 PM – 3 PM (video)

The work group meetings will also be livestreamed. To access the livestream videos, please navigate to the Legislative Audio and Video webpage and scroll down to "Live and Upcoming Meetings" to find the correct work group. Recordings of past work group meetings will also be linked under the Work Group Agenda and Materials section below.

Public Comments for Work Group on Environmental Justice and Just Transition: 

Work Group Agendas and Materials: 

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