For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2017

Contact:
Gina Williams, Alliance Communications
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Cell: 360-606-8489

Leading on Climate: Oregon Business Leaders Launch New Alliance

Portland, Oregon, June 22, 2017– With climate change already impacting Oregon industry, private sector leaders from across the state are joining forces to ensure business has a strong role in solutions-based, economically viable climate policy. Led by chair Tom Kelly of Neil Kelly Company, the new Oregon Business Alliance for Climate (the Alliance) was officially launched today.

“The Business Alliance for Climate is specifically focused on Oregon’s clean energy economy, including carbon pricing options, that will make the most sense for statewide business interests,” Kelly said. “A well-planned carbon pricing system in Oregon will reduce the cost of doing business through fuel and energy savings while resulting in more good paying clean energy jobs, including much needed rural jobs, and cleaner air.”

Steve Clem

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