Tag: Addressing Climate Change and Building a Renewable Energy Future

Merkley, King, Huffman Introduce Legislation to Restore Critical Kelp Forests

The Help Our Kelp Act would improve habitats for the marine life that fuels coastal economies Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus King teamed up with Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) to introduce the bicameral Help Our Kelp Act. Over the last 50 years,

Merkley, Colleagues: No More Plastic Waste in Our National Parks  

Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley led Senate colleagues in the introduction of the Reducing Waste in National Parks Act. This legislation restores Obama-era guidance banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles in national park facilities. Joining Merkley in support of this bill are U.S. Senators

Merkley Applauds Action to Incentivize Good-Paying Jobs in Clean Energy Transition

Senator had created the blueprint for using tax credits to incentivize good-paying and union jobs in renewable energy and EV expansion Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Biden administration released new guidelines to implement Inflation Reduction Act provisions that will boost the creation of high-quality,

Wyden, Merkley, Bonamici, Hoyle Press Feds to Provide More Opportunities for Oregon Coast to Weigh in on Draft Wind Energy Areas

Lawmakers: “Deploying clean energy is imperative to move our country forward and meet our climate goals, but it’s also important to have robust community engagement throughout the entire process to ensure any project is done responsibly” Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley along with U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici and Val Hoyle

Merkley Announces Committee Passage of Major Investments for Oregon to Bolster Wildfire Resiliency, Modernize Water Infrastructure, and Fight Climate Chaos Under his Chairmanship

As Chair of key Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Merkley wrote the bill to fund top Oregon priorities, including essential community-initiated projects across the state. Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, as Chair of the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, announced he is working to deliver major investments to strengthen forest

Merkley: Administration Can’t Take Piecemeal Approach to Climate Chaos

Senator Renews Calls for Climate Emergency to Unlock Broad, Crucial Powers to Respond to Climate Chaos WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following response as President Biden responded to this summer’s climate crisis by asking the Department of Labor (DOL) to ramp up efforts to

Merkley, Wyden Urge FERC to Reject Fossil Gas Pipeline Expansion

Senators: “GTN Xpress is simply incompatible with the laws of the states of Oregon and Washington.” Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) following up on previous requests to deny permits for TC Energy’s Gas