Joann Hardesty reads Maria W Stewart

OPAL Made History at a Movement of Movements!

A Movement of Movements was a huge success! Thank you to all our sponsors, all the attendees, and everyone involved in making the event our biggest, most inspiring annual event ever. On a balmy July evening, more than 400 people crowded into Revolution Hall […]

OPAL is in the Guardian today talking carbon pricing

OPAL is in the Guardian today, noting that the environmental and environmental justice movements are split on HB 2020. Verde, Unite Oregon and OPAL oppose HB 2020. 350PDX went neutral. Let’s stop this slow motion train-wreck and fix what’s wrong. Read More

NO on HB 3023-A “The Lyft Bill”

Objective: Protect and ensure we have options to address transportation issues at all levels of decision-making. Issue: Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) are increasingly being viewed as a ‘last mile’ connector for transit trips, and offer services which extend beyond the bus or light rail operating hours. The […]

NPR: Grassroots Opposition to HB2020

CLICK TO READ: NPR capably reported that grassroots opposition to HB2020 comes because we know the history of carbon trading, see its failures, and know polluters are gaming the system to continue to cause harm. Massive waste of time money and political capital. https://t.co/GWJSyPJOfb

OCAP offsets allow polluters to keep polluting

Carbon Trading Reading List

OPAL has been researching carbon trading systems for the last few years, and lots of people have asked us where we get our data from! We compiled this helpful reading list for folks who want to delve deeper into the experiences of other places that have […]

OCAP offsets allow polluters to keep polluting

FAQ: Why are frontline communities opposing carbon trading?

We recently posted this video: The video comes after EJ groups from around the country and globe sent this letter to Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Legislative leaders, urging them to reconsider HB2020. Some questions came up, so we’ve got answers: Doesn’t carbon trading […]

YES ON HB 2015 – Driver’s Licenses for All

Objective: Strengthen and expand access to a basic human right for all immigrant communities. Issue: Environmental Justice communities, which includes our immigrant and refugee neighbors, are currently denied access to a driver licence. This inhibits transportation for these individuals, stifling a basic human right. 80,000 to 100,000 […]

HB 2326: Youth Transportation

Objective: Strengthen and support investments in access to transportation. Issue: Transportation is central to everyone’s life, but not all residents are able to enjoy the benefits of this human right. More importantly, those most impacted by the inequitable investment are significantly excluded from the very decision-making process […]

HB 2007: “The Diesel Bill”

Objective: Support legislation and state funding to reduce toxic air emissions and improve air quality for Oregonians. Issue:  According to DEQ, each ton of diesel particulate matter emissions released in Portland results in almost $400,000 in environmental and public health costs. North Portland has the […]