2013 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

Oregon’s 2013 Legislative Session

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Important Steps Forward, Missed Opportunities

The 2012 election saw some big wins for the environmental community – a pro-conservation majority and new leadership in the House of Representatives, to start. But during the 2013 Legislative Session, all eyes were on the Senate. Would they be able to match the new pro-conservation House in taking meaningful steps forward on climate change, preserving our special places, and protecting our families from harmful chemicals?

Sometimes the answer was yes, but on the most significant legislation, the answer was no.

And during the 2013 Legislative Session, it seemed the environment took a back seat to other important issues – a disappointing trend, given the critical need to protect our natural legacy. Despite that challenge, as always, OLCV worked closely with our 44 Oregon Conservation Network (OCN) partners to pass pro-conservation bills and stop rollbacks to existing environmental protections.

Read more: Oregon’s 2013 Session Summary

Dive into the 2013 Environmental Scorecard:

Notable Leaders

Rep. Jules Bailey
Environmental Leader of the Year

Sen. Jackie Dingfelder
Watchdog of the Year

Sen. Alan Bates
Perseverance Award

Rep. Shemia Fagan
Perseverance Award

Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer
Dynamic Duo

Rep. Jason Conger
Dynamic Duo

Rep. Ben Unger
Rising Star

Read more about the notable leaders.

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Explore the bills:

SB 246 Industrial Lands
SB 260 Connect Oregon
SB 306 Carbon Tax Study
SB 474 Raccoons as Habituated Wildlife
SB 488 Clean Fuels Program
SB 602 Waldo Lake
SB 633 Preemption of Local GMO Laws
SB 692 Energy Efficiency
SB 838 Dredge Mining Limits
SB 863 Preemption of Local GMO Laws

HB 2259 Water Resources Department Fees
HB 2396 Woody Debris Protections
HB 2427 Canola Ban in Willamette Valley
HB 2893 Residential Renewable Energy
HB 3098 Youth Camps
HB 3162 Toxics Disclosure
HB 3267 Industrial Super-Siting in Malheur County
HB 3364 Integrated Pest Management

The Bill Graveyard
The Scorecard shows how legislators voted on bills that made it to the House or Senate floor. But many other bills – good and bad – never make it out of committee. Others fail on the floor, while still others are sent back to committee before all legislators can be held accountable by a vote. We highlight the best of the best and worst of the worst in our Bill Graveyard.


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.

For more information about OLCV, visit our website at olcv.org.

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.