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"Summer Fun Index" Release
New factsheet shows over 12.4 million visitors to Oregon's rivers

Today, Environment Oregon released the Summer Fun Index, highlighting how Oregonians use and enjoy rivers like the Willamette, the Sandy, and the Columbia.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon’s waterways central to summer fun

12.4 million people visited Oregon’s waterways like the Rogue and the Willamette Rivers over the past year, according to Environment Oregon’s new Summer Fun Index. The new factsheet comes as summer draws to close and as federal officials consider a new rule to restore protections for 61,000 miles of the state’s rivers and streams.

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Report | Environment Oregon

Summer Fun Index

Every summer, Oregonians flock to our waterways to seek relief from the summer heat and enjoy our favorite aquatic activities. Environment Oregon created the Summer Fun Index to show just how popular our waterways are in our most relaxing season!

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan

The Oregon Department of State Lands denied a permit for a coal export terminal in Boardman Monday. Environment Oregon Federal Global Warming Program Director Julian Boggs issued the following statement.

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News Release | Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center

New Report: Electric Cars are Putting the Brakes on Pollution

More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have increased by 500 percent.

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Report | Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center

Driving Cleaner

By 2025, widespread use of electric vehicles, coupled with a cleaner electricity grid, could reduce global warming pollution by 18.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, compared to conventional vehicles.

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