Oregon’s new Climate Protection Program is a bold and necessary step toward reducing greenhouse gases. The latest episode of GreenState, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s podcast, takes a deep dive into the new program and what it means for Oregonians.
On this latest episode, Lauren and Dylan talk with DEQ’s Director; Climate Protection Program staff member, Nicole Singh; and Oregon Business for Climate’s Tim Miller.
The goals of the program are:
- to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels by 50% by 2035 and 90% by 2050
- to contain costs
- to enhance public welfare for Oregon communities, particularly environmental justice communities, including, communities of color, tribal, low-income and rural communities.
Scientists agree these reductions are required to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
You can listen to the full episode here.