February 8, 2006
Cleaner Cars within Reach!
The Oregon Economic Council passes on this call to action:
The proposed “clean car standards” are one step away from becoming a reality in Oregon. Now is the time to urge the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) to permanently adopt the clean car standards. These more protective tailpipe standards for new passenger cars and light-duty trucks will make Oregon’s air cleaner, reduce our impact on global warming and save us money at the fuel pump! The EQC will accept public comment until 5 p.m. March 3. You can express yourself online, via email, snail mail or even at a public hearing.
VOICE YOUR SUPPORT TODAY!
1. Submit comments online by visiting the Clean Cars for Oregon website. At the "Take Action" link you can modify the sample letter and send your comments directly to the Environmental Quality Commission.
2. Send your comments via email to Oregon.LEV@deq.state.or.us.
3. Attend a public hearing in Medford, Bend, Pendleton or Portland. (Do let us know if you plan to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
7:00 p.m. February 21, 2006
Community Justice Center
1101 W Main Street, Suite 101
7:00 p.m. February 22, 2006
Central Oregon Association of Realtors
2112 NE 4th Street
7:00 p.m. February 23, 2006
Pendleton City Hall, Community Room
500 SW Dorian Avenue
7:00 p.m. February 27, 2006
DEQ Headquarters, Room 3A (3rd flr.)
811 SW 6th Avenue
February 17, 2006 9:10 AM
Ron Swaren Says:
Just for a little future dreaming, here's thought: There's lots of wind on the Oregon Coast, summer and winter. How about small wind turbines on top of utility posts with charging outlets for electric cars?
I'm sure wave and wind energy is coming to the Coast. Small wind chargers (maybe produced in Oregon) could meet both residential and automotive needs. Here is an efficient design catching on with yachties: http://www.jgtech.com/wind.htm One of the RV parks in Brookings currently (no pun intended)uses an all-electric vehicle for errands.