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Welcome to the monthly e-mail newsletter of the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!
March 2011 - Issue 24

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Every March, the Oregon Chapter launches our annual giving campaign. This is your chance, during this annual fundraising appeal, to make a gift directly to the Oregon Chapter and ensure that 100% of your donation will support our hard work right here in Oregon.

Continuing the Sierra Club's vigilant presence at the state capitol is more important now than ever, and your financial support is crucial to sustaining our work. Your generous support today is a guaranteed investment toward the future of Oregon's environment and our most special places.
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Oregon Capitol LEGISLATIVE UPDATE!

The Oregon Legislature is in full swing. The Sierra Club is tracking a range of legislation from wildlife and forest issues, to LNG and clean energy, to reduction of toxics and plastic bags. Click here to check out the latest news and send an email to your legislators today!

Take Action!
Click on the links below to send an e-mail to your state legislators! We are working to support bills like SB 536, which would ban single-use plastic bags in retail stores in Oregon, and amend legislation like HB 2700, which would fast-track LNG pipelines as currently written.

Tillamook Forest PROTECT OREGON'S STATE FORESTS!

Please sign the petition to the Governor and Board of Forestry to create permanently protected areas on state lands. Over the course of the next few months, the Oregon Department of Forestry will be developing proposals for protecting key areas on state owned lands like the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests. In order to ensure that critical salmon streams, key recreation areas and intact forest stands are protected, we need you to raise your voice.
You can also sign up to volunteer to write letters to the editor, attend a campaign meeting, hike forest trails, and other activities! Click here to visit our forest conservation page and learn more!


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CELEBRATING OUR RECENT VICTORIES!

Clatsop County says No to Liquefied Natural Gas!
In another victory in the struggle to prevent LNG development in Oregon, on March 9th, the Clatsop County Commission voted 4-1 to revoke Oregon LNG's land use approval for its controversial pipeline and LNG import terminal. In related news, the federal Ninth Circuit Court on March 2nd threw out Bradwood Landing LNG's license, finally killing its proposed LNG import terminal 20 miles up the Columbia River in Astoria. Sierra Club volunteers have been actively involved in efforts to influence Clatsop County decision-makers and to stop both of these projects. Click here for the latest news on our LNG campaign.

Securing a Coal-free Northwest!
After years of effort from the Sierra Club and our allies, the Pacific Northwest's only two coal plants and biggest sources of harmful air pollution are on the path to being phased out. In early March, the Governor of Washington announced a deal to close the Transalta coal plant in Centralia, Washington (just 90 miles north of Portland) in two phases beginning in 2020. One boiler for the 1,460 MW plant will close in 2020, the other in 2025, with interim pollution controls for haze being installed in 2013. This comes on the heels of the announcement of Oregon's 500 MW Boardman coal plant closing in 2020. In other coal news, the company proposing to export as much as 80 million tons of coal from the Port of Longview across the Columbia River from Oregon has withdrawn its permits after getting caught misrepresenting the scope and impacts of its operation. We will need to remain vigilant to stop a variety of potential coal export schemes from Columbia River ports. Click here to learn more about our coal campaign and get involved!

 
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LIVE MUSIC CONCERT!

Award winning musicians Larry Murante, Scott Docherty, and Alexa Wiley will perform an all-ages concert in Portland to support the Sierra Club’s work in Oregon. Join us on April 9th at 8pm at the Sierra Club Office in Portland. Click here to learn more!

EXPLORE OREGON'S EAST SIDE!
Join us on April 12th in Bend, Oregon for a preview of the Sierra Club’s summer hikes in the forests of eastern Oregon. Click here for details!

HIGH DESERT ADVENTURES 2011!
The Oregon Chapter’s High Desert Committee has announced its schedule of trips for the 2011 season! 
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SIERRA CLUB STORE!

There's no better place to buy gifts for friends and family than the Oregon Chapter's new online store!

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GET INVOLVED!
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!

JOIN A CAMPAIGN!
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)! Anti Liquefied Natural Gas meetings on March 24th at 6:30pm.  Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign meets on April 6th at 7pm. Discover more opportunities by visiting our events calendar!

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