2017 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

HB 2099

OCN Major Threat
Fish Kill

In attempting legislatively to overturn a recent Court of Appeals decision, this bill would have reduced protections for imperiled salmon and steelhead that apply when cities attempt to develop old, dormant municipal water permits. The bill also contained a special carve out for water permits held by the City of Hood River which would have had dire consequences for streamflows, salmon and steelhead in the West Fork of the Hood River, and its tributary Lake Branch Creek. The most damaging provisions were removed on the Senate side.

No is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed the House 35-23 | Senate improved bill and House concurred. We were neutral on the resulting bill.
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excusedlegislator whose score is 90% or greater

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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.