(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that the lack of energy resources and other energy resource emergencies may threaten the availability of essential services and transportation, and the operation of the economy, jeopardizing the peace, health, safety and welfare of the people of Oregon.
(2) The Legislative Assembly finds it necessary to provide an orderly procedure for anticipating and responding to energy resource shortages and to grant, under conditions prescribed in ORS 176.750 to 176.815, emergency powers to order involuntary curtailments in the use of energy resources to the Governor and other state and local officers.
(3) The Legislative Assembly declares it the policy of Oregon to assist the President of the United States in effective management and control of such factors and situations as contribute to an emergency affecting or likely to affect Oregon; to cooperate with other states in matters related to an emergency affecting or likely to affect Oregon; to meet extraordinary conditions in Oregon arising out of the crisis, by taking such steps as are necessary and appropriate; and generally to protect the peace, health, safety and welfare of the people of Oregon. [1974 c.5 §1]Section: Previous 176.690 176.700 176.710 176.720 176.730 176.740 176.750 176.755 176.760 176.765 176.770 176.775 176.780 176.785 176.790 Next
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