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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Healthy Climate Bill: Take action today!

There are already limits on emissions in our laws, but there is no way to enforce them. The Healthy Climate bill will hold big polluters accountable for the cost of what they are dumping into our air and water. Up to this point, we are paying the costs, in the form of missed work days and medical bills from lung disease, severe allergies and asthma attacks. We pay for record-breaking wildfires and droughts that hurt family farmers and raise food prices.

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  Oregon Rural Action would like your input on the way we communicate with our members and the public. Please take a few minutes to tell us how you receive information from Oregon Rural Action and what you think we could do better. Thank you for taking the time to provide your...

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Are you in the blast zone?

Across America and Canada, oil train cars carrying crude oil have been exploding. In 2015, there has been an average of one accident every other month due to an increase in the amount of crude oil from shales across the Midwest and West being hydraulically-fracked and transported. Rail lines carrying oil trains pass through La Grande, Baker City, Pendleton, Ontario and others along I-84. We have an opportunity to act to keep our communities safe. Contact Oregon Rural Action to find out about the hazards in your backyard!

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ORA urges Senate to reject COOL repeal

  Oregon Rural Action joined with 141 diverse groups to deliver a letter on July 28 urging the U.S. Senate to reject both the efforts to repeal the country of origin labeling (COOL) law and to convert COOL into a voluntary labeling program for beef, pork and chicken.   The letter urges the Senate “to defend consumers’ right to know where their food comes from and the ability of farmers and ranchers to proudly identify their...

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