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Oregon Chapter - Sierra Club

Welcome to the monthly email newsletter of the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!
October 2011 - Issue 31

Wolf
OREGON'S WOLVES UNDER FIRE!

In late September, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) issued a kill order for two wolves in Oregon's Imnaha pack. If carried out, this kill order will functionally eliminate Oregon's first breeding pair of wolves since they were eradicated from the state 60 years ago. On October 5, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued a temporary injunction blocking the kill order, but it could be lifted any day. Please send an email to Governor Kitzhaber today and urge him to rescind ODFW's Imnaha pack kill order!

Over the past year, Oregon's wolf numbers have plummeted under ODFW management from 21 to 14 animals. ODFW is bowing to political pressure from anti-wolf activists and undermining Oregon's wolf management plan which calls for the reestablishment of this endangered species and key part of Oregon's wildlife heritage. Click here to read a joint statement by the Sierra Club and Oregon Wild, which was published in the Oregonian last week.

 

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JORDON COVE APPLIES FOR LNG EXPORT!

After years of claiming liquefied natural gas (LNG) import was their plan, the developers of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG proposal and associated 230-mile gas pipeline have formally applied for federal LNG export licenses. Click here to learn more!

Exporting domestic gas supplies from Oregon will undermine US energy independence, increase energy costs for famillies and businesses, and harm landowners, fish, wildlife, old growth forests and rivers along pipeline routes.

Please send an email to Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) asking them to deny all state permit applications needed for the Jordan Cove LNG project and other potential export proposals.

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WE'RE NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER'S SIERRA CLUB!

Are you in your 20's and 30's and looking to hang out with other young people who share your environmental and progressive values? Know someone who is?

The Sierra Club's 20's and 30's section is a great way to get outdoors, meet new friends, learn about volunteer opportunities with the Sierra Club, and help protect Oregon's environment...all while having a lot of fun!

Click here to learn more and check out all of our upcoming events!


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INVEST IN A RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE!

Do you want to make cost-effective improvements to your home and help shape Oregon's renewable energy future too? The Sierra Club can help!

Energy Efficient Homes! If you could get help with zero-money-down financing for a home energy remodel that could lead to a more comfortable home and energy savings, would you do it? Click here to learn more about our partnership with Clean Energy Works and what if could mean for your home!

Go Solar with the Sierra Club! Are you interested in saving $10,000 or more on your energy bills? We've reached a groundbreaking agreement with Tualatin-based RS Energy to provide you and other Sierra Club supporters with rooftop solar installation rates that almost every Oregon homeowner can afford! Click here to learn more!

 

Donate Button YOU CAN HELP US HELP OREGON!

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.


GET OUTDOORS!
Where did the summer go? Don't worry, it's not too late 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!

REGISTER YOUR EVENT GREEN!
Register your special event "green!" Whether it's a wedding, birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, you can invite your friends and family to make a gift to the Sierra Club on your behalf.   Click here to learn more!

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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)! Beyond Coal task force meets on 10/22 at 7pm. Anti Liquefied Natural Gas committee meets on 10/27 at 6:30pm. Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign meets on 11/2 at 7pm. Discover more opportunities by visiting our events calendar!


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