2013 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

HB 2427

Canola Ban in Willamette Valley

After a controversial decision by the Oregon Department of Agriculture to allow the growing of canola in the Willamette Valley, organic farmers and specialty seed growers united to pass a bill halting the growth of canola while additional study takes place.

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed the House 37-22 | Passed the Senate 18-12
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excusedlegislator whose score is 90% or greater

About OLCV

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization with a simple mission: to pass laws that protect Oregon's environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

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About the Scorecard

For more than 40 years, OLCV has protected Oregon's natural legacy. An essential part of our work is holding our elected officials accountable. The OLCV Environmental Scorecard is not only one of our most important accountability tools, but also a tradition. The first scorecard was published in 1973.

By sharing how each member of the Legislature voted on the most critical conservation bills, we help Oregonians understand whether legislators listened to their constituents, or if they listened to special interest groups instead. It also serves as a summary of environmental bills and includes special recognition of the legislative champions.