ORA Statement in Opposition to the Pruitt, Puzder, and Tillerson Nominations

The Trump administrations pick to head The Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has been a key architect of the legal battle against climate change policies. Mr. Pruitt is a longtime close ally of the fossil fuel industry, believes that climate change is a hoax, believes the Clean Power Act is a “war on coal” and has vowed to “cancel” the Paris Accords. The administration pick to head the Department of Labor, Andy Puzder, is...

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What Water is Worth: The Standing Rock Sioux

The Western Organization of Resource Councils has come out in support of the Standing Rock Sioux. While the entire post is worth reading, this part stands out: “We stand with Standing Rock in their fight to protect water, tribal sovereignty, landowner rights, human rights, and cultural resources threatened by the present route of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ORA’s affiliation with WORC led the board of directors to consider ORA’s...

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Looking for a Few Good People for our Board of Directors

ORA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors If you’re interested in helping to build and grow an exciting nonprofit, we want to talk with you. ORA is a unique membership driven organization dedicated to strengthening democratic processes. We want to build the capacity of our communities to identify and take action on issues of importance to them. We strive to make rural Eastern Oregon economically and environmentally sustainable through...

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Energy Team: Lots to talk about

On the Agenda… Energy Equity = Affordable Housing with Community Solar We have good support for an initiative to work for affordable housing with community solar here in Union County. The County has voiced interest in the effort, and the Oregon Trail Electric Co-Op has also. Two long-time ORA members with business backgrounds and experience in developing renewable energy are part of the team as well. Our first try at funding from the Meyer...

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