Portland, OR—The Oregon Senate today voted to approve two new members to the Oregon Environmental Commission, the body that oversees the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The senate confirmed the nominations of Greg Addington, a consultant who has served on the commission previously, and Amy Schlusser, an environmental attorney.
Both will participate in Thursday’s continuation of a two-day EQC meeting, although not yet as voting members.
Addington has worked in and around the natural resource sector his entire career. He began as a field representative for the Oregon Farm Bureau and later transitioned to the organization’s Governmental Affairs Division working as an Associate Director. In 2005 he and his family moved to Klamath County where he served as Executive Director of the Klamath Water Users Association for nearly 11 years. In 2015 he stepped down and formed his own consulting company. Never far from policy work, Addington took the position of Chief of Staff for Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson during the 2021 legislative session in Salem and focused on agriculture and water policy.
Today, Addington Consulting continues to assist clients with public relations, marketing and outreach, program coordination, policy development and political engagement. Addington also holds the position of Program Director for REAL Oregon, a Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership program developed for current and emerging natural resource industry leaders to grow their skills, knowledge and network.
Greg received a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Idaho. He has two kids in college and lives in Klamath County with his wife Monica.
Amelia (Amy) Schlusser is a staff attorney with the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School. She has extensive experience with a broad variety of legal and regulatory frameworks relating to climate change, energy, transportation and air pollution. Her work focuses on developing effective and equitable policy pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate a just and equitable transition to a clean and renewable energy system.
Schlusser has authored multiple legal and policy analyses on a variety of climate and energy related topics, and she regularly shares key findings with policymakers and stakeholders. She participates in regulatory proceedings convened by Oregon’s environmental and energy regulatory agencies and engages with city and county governments on policy and planning processes. She also collaborates with climate and environmental justice advocates and community-based organizations on initiatives to advance a just and equitable energy transition, and works with stakeholders in the nonprofit, industry, and academic sectors to address barriers to renewable energy development and advance electrification of the transportation and building sectors.
Amy received her J.D. cum laude and her LL.M. summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School’s Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program. She received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. She is licensed to practice law in Oregon.
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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality protects human health and the environment by controlling air and water pollution, reducing the impacts of manufactured products and cleaning up contaminated properties. DEQ engages the public in decision-making and helps communities solve problems in ways that are economically and environmentally sustainable.