We’ve got some good stuff going on all over the country. Whether we’re working on clean energy, clean transportation, carbon pricing or protecting our public lands from fossil fuel development, you’ll find POW all around the nation getting involved with outdoor communities and climate action. Stay up to date with real-time updates from the POW team on all of our initiatives:
Oregon – The Clean Energy Jobs bill is moving through the State House in Salem and it’s a big deal. This bill introduces a state-wide carbon cap and investment program with the goal of driving greenhouse gas emissions down to reach an 80 percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2050. It targets the 100 top polluters for exceeding carbon limits and offers a huge bang for the buck when it comes to curbing emissions quickly. Oregon could become a nationwide leader in climate action and could inspire the rest of the nation to adopt similar policies.
Nevada – You know what’s rad? Fifty percent renewable energy by 2030. And your state is leading the way by voting yes on Question 6 this fall. But here’s the hangup, we need to vote TWICE on this bill. That’s why POW is working in the Silver State to help make sure your legislators reaffirm Question 6 in Carson City this spring. Nevada gets 80 percent of its electricity from out-of-state fossil fuel sources, which seems pretty silly when you have some of the world’s best solar resources and nearly 300 days of sunshine a year.
Utah – With such a dedicated outdoor community, we’re excited to work with your state toward more clean energy, developing climate champions and educating your delegation to take bigger steps on climate. Here’s the thing, 72 percent of Utah residents participate in outdoor sports each year. And more than twice as many jobs in Utah rely on outdoor recreation than mining and energy COMBINED.
Colorado – Not only is Colorado our home state, it also supports an incredible community of outdoor enthusiasts. Between stricter methane emission rules, zero emission vehicle programs and continuing to work with the Polis administration toward 100 percent clean energy, we’ve got some big plans for CO.
Vermont – This state is home to some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation and some super interesting upcoming legislation. We’ll be working with the Green Mountain State on electric vehicles, carbon pricing and educating lawmakers on the impacts of climate in their state.
New Hampshire – We’re coming to you this year to get to know your community and learn about all of the great outdoor opportunities your state has to offer. Nearly 70 percent of New Hampshire residents participate in outdoor recreation every year. With an $8.7 billion outdoor rec economy, it’s time to talk climate change and take climate action.
Maine – This state is getting ready to launch some new climate goals. With a fresh climate bill set to reduce emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, a push to increase renewable energy and renewable portfolio standards, we can’t wait to get started in this amazing state.