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Welcome to the monthly email newsletter of the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!
November 2011 - Issue 33

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!

Whether you gave a few minutes of your time during this past year to respond to an action alert, or played a prominent role on one of our strategy teams. Whether you made a small workplace contribution or are one of our most oustanding donors. You are part of the large family of Sierra Club supporters who make our work possible.

Thank you for all you have done to help us protect Oregon's environment and public lands this year. Happy Holidays, from our Sierra Club family to yours!

coal2_lg.jpg NO LNG OR COAL EXPORT IN COOS BAY!

Over the next few days, the Oregon Department of State Lands is poised to make a decision on a dredging permit for the Port of Coos Bay that could lead to the development of an Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) or coal export terminal. This permit was initially sought for LNG import, but LNG companies have now changed their plans in order to export domestic gas. Meanwhile, the Port of Coos Bay is in confidential discussions with a company seeking to export 6 to 10 million tons of coal as well.

Please click here to send Governor Kitzhaber and the Department of State Lands an email today and urge them to deny the dredging permit for Coos Bay and protect Oregon from coal and LNG exports.

blmoldgrowthcover.jpg PROTECT WESTERN OREGON FORESTS!

Oregon Congressmen Greg Walden, Peter DeFazio, and Kurt Schrader recently announced they will unveil legislation that would affect over 2 million acres of western Oregon BLM forests. While details of the legislation are sketchy, the Congressmen are hoping to generate logging revenue to fund county governments through increased clearcutting and defacto privatization of roughly half these forests, while extending some new protections for older forests.

This legislation could mean dirtier water, damaged salmon runs, reduced recreational opportunities, and continued uncertainty in county funding. Congress should provide counties with secure annual funding, and should pass legislation protecting older forests and special places on public lands - but should not tie these efforts to increased clearcutting. Click here to send an e-mail to your Congressman.

 

Wolf Pup Howling OREGON'S ENVIRONMENT: A YEAR IN REVIEW!

2011 was a great year for the environment in Oregon, and the Sierra Club played BIG role in a number of key victories!

We brought an end to an era of burning coal for electricty in Oregon.  We helped homeowners across the state invest in rooftop solar and energy efficiency projects.  We stopped the development of liquefied natural gas facilities and pipelines along Oregon's coast. We held the line during a challenging state legislative session– fighting to protect Oregon’s wolves and advance energy efficiency programs that will create jobs and save money for schools.  And, we led the fight against efforts to ramp up unsustainable logging on our state lands.

Click here for a look back at a few of our key success from the past year!

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IT'S NOT TO LATE TO MAKE A YEAR END GIFT!

If you've been following these monthly e-mail updates or you've read our recent annual report, you know that a gift to the Oregon Chapter is a guaranteed investment in an organization that has a history of delivering on a promise to protect Oregon's environment and public lands.

The Sierra Club's work depends on generous donations from individuals like you.  Please take a minute today to make a special year-end gift to support our work in Oregon this holiday season.

Please click here to make a special year-end contribution to the Oregon Chapter!   

 




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GET OUTDOORS!

Winter has arrived and it's a great 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 calendars to see a list of activities in your area!

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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 camaign teams? Join one of our monthly meetings (call-in options are usually available)! Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign meets on 1/4 at 7 p.m. Inner City Outings meets on 1/17 at 6:30pm. Anti-Liquefied Natural Gas meets on 1/26 at 6:30pm. Discover more opportunities by visiting our events calendar!

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