On 11 February 2017, hundreds of citizens turned out for a town hall to tell the Oregon Senate's Ways and Means Committee what to do about our state's $1.8 billion revenue shortfall. The overall message was resounding: corporate tax reform.
Oregon's corporations pay the lowest state taxes in the nation. Eastside Portland Air Coalition was there in force to advocate for a robust DEQ budget in support of the air toxics regulatory overhaul. And we agree: the remedy is for corporations who do business in Oregon to start paying their fair share.
Here are some of the ...
EPAC met with the Wyden, Merkley and Blumenauer field representatives and staffers this week. We were joined by our colleagues at Hayden Island Neighborhood Association, Cully Air Action Team, South Portland Air Quality, Portland Clean Air, and Neighbors for Clean Air. We demonstrated the solidarity we have built as sister advocacy groups and what it looks like when those affected most put their voices together for a common goal.
In addition to our own work, we discussed naphthalene in The Dalles, glyphosate in Portland Parks, the work that Beyond Toxics is doing ...