For nearly 8 decades, Oregon’s rural electric cooperatives have delivered clean, renewable, reliable and affordable electricity to their members. It is a record of which we are extremely proud. Yet, each legislative session, Oregon cooperatives are subjected to mandates or other proposals that challenge our ability to deliver the electricity you need – when you need it – at a price you can afford.
We are not powerless. It’s amazing how an organized group of citizens can impact the political process simply by banding together in a collective voice. Cooperatives across Oregon are encouraging their members to come together to promote common sense solutions by way of our grassroots program; Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Action. Join thousands of other Oregon electric cooperative members who are already part of this vital program. By joining, you’ll maximize your voice and become part of a growing team of electric cooperative advocates in the state of Oregon. Together, we can make a difference, keep your rates affordable and preserve your co-op’s independence.
Your Voice Matters: Columbia/Snake River System EIS
Please take the opportunity to influence the future of our industry, our economy and our communities! Visit Columbia River System Operations EIS for details and comments.crso.info to access the online comment form.
An environmental review of 14 dams on the Columbia/Snake river system released Feb. 28 recommends the four dams on the lower Snake River stay in place, but that the amount of water spilled over those dams be increased to help endangered salmon.
The Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration issued the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) with a comment period that will end April 13, 2020. Public forums by teleconference have been scheduled, with the times and locations on the first link above.
A final EIS will follow and a formal decision is planned later in 2020.