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Local legislators vote 100% with Chamber of Commerce interests

Local legislators vote 100% with Chamber of Commerce interests

Well, if anyone had any doubts as to who our local elected officials really represent, the answer is out. Verger, Roblan, Kruse and Krieger attended video conferences held at SOCC with members of the local Bay Area Chamber of Commerce every two weeks during this legislative session according to Eric Farm of the Chamber. Farm boasts that the four legislators elected to represent all the people voted with the Chamber’s interests 100% of the time on key legislative issues including HB 2700.

LNG fast track bill set for work session May 23-public needs to attend

LNG fast track bill set for work session May 23-public needs to attend

the Senate Business Committee could have passed HB 2700 to fast-track LNG, but thanks to spirited and compelling testimony from our side, they didn’t. One insider said this was a rare instance where public testimony clearly changed the result. The overwhelming public sentiment was to amend HB 2700 to exclude LNG, or vote no. Thanks to all who attended.

LNG fast track bill in committee at Oregon Senate

LNG fast track bill in committee at Oregon Senate

The so called LNG fast track bill, now in its third or fourth iteration as HB 2700, will usurp landowner rights by allowing transmission line companies including LNG pipelines to have access to private property along proposed routes without permission or knowledge of landowners. The bill is now up for review in the state Senate. Protect Oregon property rights by contacting the committee members listed below.