Tag: Tackling Climate Change

Wyden, Merkley, Colleagues Urge Immediate Action on Wildland Firefighter Pay Reform

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley and Senate colleagues this week called on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to advance permanent, comprehensive pay reform for wildland firefighters in Oregon and nationwide as temporary pay increases are set to end. “Firefighters deserve fair pay, support for their

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,

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

Why I’m Voting No on the Default Bill

I wanted to share my thoughts with you about why I’ll be voting no on the default bill. Simply put: it’s a disaster for our environment and attacks the foundational programs that families rely on to thrive. Read my full statement: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news/press-releases/merkley-statement-i-cannot-in-good-conscience-vote-for-this-bill

We Must Put People Ahead of Dirty Energy Profits

I refuse to accept a system in which the fossil fuel industry buys our elections to push their planet-destroying policies. We must put people over dirty energy profits and transition to renewable energy.

Merkley Chairs Senate Hearing Examining the Environmental and Climate Damage of Plastics

Senator Jeff Merkley chairs a Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee hearing investigating the impact of plastic production and pollution on human health, the climate, and the environment. This kicks off a series of subcommittee hearings investigating plastic production and pollution. Senator Merkley leads the Break Free from Plastic Pollution