Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

OBI Policy Manager:

Mike Freese, Vice President 

Mission: Advocate for policies that both protect business interests and advance environmental outcomes.

OBI’s Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee is comprised of environment and energy policy experts from across the state and business sectors.  The Committee meets semi-regularly and represents Oregon’s business community on important and timely environment and energy issues through policy development, engaging in the regulatory process, and fostering communication between representatives of government and business. 

Goals:

  • Support a robust, sustainable and competitive economy;
  • Enhance environmental quality for all Oregonians;
  • Ensure reliable, competitively priced energy from a diversified portfolio;
  • Foster innovations that integrate economic and environmental progress for both existing and emerging sectors;
  • Promote flexible, effective incentives over command and control regulatory mechanisms;
  • Build a sustainable Oregon by developing and protecting resources in ways that enhance the environment, economy and communities.