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Oregon Chapter - Sierra Club

Welcome to the monthly e-mail newsletter of the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!
October 2010 - Issue 19


The Sierra Club has announced its endorsements for the upcoming election on November 2! Please click here to find a list of our 2010 endorsements, from local races to Governor. Additionally, the Sierra Club is partnering with OLCV to host phone banks across the state to help elect John Kitzhaber for Governor on the evenings of October 14, 21 and 28. Please sign up to sign up for 'Enviro calls for Kitz' in your area!


In early October, Portland General Electric (PGE) got a rude awakening: the federal Environmental Protection Agency told them they have been operating in violation of Clean Air Act at the Boardman coal plant since 1998. The Sierra Club has been suing PGE over the same issue since 2008. Please click here to contact the Governor and DEQ today and urge them to ensure that PGE closes the dirty Boardman coal plant as soon as possible.


Sage Grouse are in decline, largely due to the the loss of intact and uninterrupted sagebrush habitat. The Sage Grouse is currently considered to be warranted for listing as an endangered species, and the ODFW is developing a plan intended to guide management decisions in a way that will better protect the species. Much of ODFW's proposed plan addresses the need to maintain existing habitat and rehabilitate degraded habitat. The guidelines proposed by the plan will potentially effect siting of energy projects, levels of cattle grazing allowed in sagebrush habitat, as well as other development across eastern Oregon's high deserts. Click here to read more about the plan and offer your commentsODFW is accepting public comment on the plan through Nov. 15.

Donate to the Oregon Chapter Today! MAKE AN INVESTMENT! OUR WORK DEPENDS ON YOU!

Did you know that it costs the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter about $2,000 a month to keep the doors open? This includes expenses critical to our success - like office rent, utilities, and telephones.

It's easier than ever to give a monthly, sustaining gift to the Oregon Sierra Club! Your ongoing donations ensure a continuing source of funds throughout the year and make a huge difference in our ability to continue the work that we do. Click here to make a monthly, sustaining gift to the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!  (Don't want to give a monthly gift?  Don't worry, you can still give the old fashioned way too!)

Check out our events, activities, and take actions.

Summer's coming to a close, but there's still time to get outside and enjoy Oregon's environment (and maybe even learn more about how you can get involved with the Oregon Sierra Club!)
 Check out our outings calendar to see a list of activities in your area!

Learn about Kenyan Wildlife on October 12 from a convenient Bend, OR location! Long-time member Dave Rein will share his volunteer experience at two nature conservancies that protect endangered Black Rhinos and the infamous Lions of Tsalvo.  Find more info on our events calendar!

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Do you want to be a part of one of the Oregon Chapter's priority campaigns?  Join one of our monthly meetings (call-in options are usually available)! Tillamook Forest Campaign meets 10/13 @ 6pm. Anti-Liquefied Natural Gas Campaign meets 10/14 @ 6pm. Beyond Coal Campaign meets 10/16 @ 7pm. Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign meets 11/3 @7pm. Find more info and discover more opportunities  by visiting our events calendar!

Stop Nestle from bottling water in the Columbia River Gorge!  The comment deadline has been extended to October 29th!  Click here to learn more and send your message!

The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots organization for a reason -- our volunteers are an integral part of everything we do!  Whether you're interested in attending a meeting, tabling at an event, analyzing policy, helping us fundraise, or lending your handy skills around the office, there's a place for you! Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Sierra Club! 

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