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Posts from February, 2016

Join CUB at Portland Harbor Forum February 9



Join CUB at Portland Harbor Forum February 9

Update - February 2, 2016: Janice appeared this morning on the Carl Wolfson show to give a preview of the panel she will be moderating next week on the Portland Harbor Superfund. You can listen to the interview here!


CUB is pleased to co-sponsor Cleaning Up the Willamette – the Portland Harbor Superfund with the League of Women Voters of Portland as one of their monthly civic engagement forums at 7:00pm on February 9th. We hope you will join us there.


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Posts from January, 2016

CUB Connects 2016 and Beyond: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes



CUB Connects 2016 and Beyond: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

For the CUB Connects project, 2015 was an important year in that we took aim at stabilizing and, in many cases, strengthening the channels already in use to educate Oregon consumers about important developments in an increasingly telecommunications-reliant world.


In 2016, our goal is a bit different. We hope to refine the advocacy and education aspects of CUB Connects by, among other things, committing additional staff time. In fact, beginning this month, Samuel Pastrick, who’d previously worked with CUB’s Development and Communications team, will now split his… Full Post >>

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Jeff Bissonnette: Moving Over to the Sunny (Solar) Side



Jeff Bissonnette: Moving Over to the Sunny (Solar) Side

Sometimes change is an exciting way forward and sometimes change comes as a loss. And sometimes, it is both. To that end we are both excited and sad to announce that after 17½ years, Policy Director Jeff Bissonnette will be leaving CUB to become the Executive Director of the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA).


Jeff joined me here at CUB in 1998 leading the Fair and Clean Energy Coalition to take on Enron and create progressive energy policy for Oregon, which resulted in the… Full Post >>

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Bob Jenks Testifies on the Transition From Coal Proposal



Bob Jenks Testifies on the Transition From Coal Proposal

Last week we told you about our involvement in an historic agreement reached through a collaborative effort between CUB, the state’s largest electric utilities, and a number of environmental groups. Today, as part of a presentation to a joint meeting of the House Energy and Environment and the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committees, I will be testifying about why I believe that this legislative proposal is in the best interest of utility customers. As part of this I wanted to give you… Full Post >>

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CUB is Hiring a Summer Law Clerk



CUB is Hiring a Summer Law Clerk

CUB is seeking a Law Clerk to assist our Regulatory staff throughout the summer of 2016 in its ongoing work on behalf of utility customers in the state of Oregon.


CUB’s Law Clerk program was created in 2009 to connect legal students with the expertise and experience of working in energy and telecom law and utility regulation. In a working environment where schedules and issues can evolve rapidly, CUB works hard to include its law clerks in all aspects of our daily work of energy law, and… Full Post >>

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