(Salem, OR) -- Communities of color and rural areas need to be at the center of climate change action. That was the message from Oregon Governor Kate Brown to the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference. Brown says communities of color and rural areas are affected the most by impacts of climate change, including weather issues like the heat dome, ice storms, and wildfires. She says governments need to take action to assist those groups and also help them reduce their carbon footprint. Oregon is making EV rebates specifically available to low-income residents. Also attending the conference were the governors of California and Washington along with British Columbia's Premier.