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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregonians Can Say ‘No’ to Dirty Power Plants

PORTLAND - After a summer of devastating wildfires in Oregon and extreme weather across the country, Environment Oregon joined community leaders, students, and academics to call attention to an opportunity for Oregonians to affect the nation’s approach to global warming. Specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a 60-day period for citizens to comment on its recently proposed regulations on carbon pollution from new power plants. If enacted, the new rule would mean no new coal-fired power plants would be built in the United States.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Congressional Budget Helps Crater Lake National Park, Restores Parks Funding

This week, U.S. House and Senate appropriators set funding levels for agencies like the National Park Service and finalized a comprehensive budget agreement. Environment Oregon’s Rikki Seguin offered the following statement.

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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Crater Lake National Park is Underfunded, Under Threat

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing Crater Lake National Park as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

New Report: Oregon Ranks 13th in the Nation for Solar Power

Today Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center released "Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States," a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report outlines the twelve states that have made a considerable contribution to the nation’s rise in solar power. Oregon, however, missed the cut and ranks 13th in the nation for per capita solar installations.

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Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Lighting The Way

Solar energy is on the rise. America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010, and more than 10 times as much as in 2007. In the first three months of 2013, solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in the United States. The price of solar energy is falling rapidly, and each year tens of thousands of additional Americans begin to reap the benefits of clean energy from the sun, generated right on the rooftops of their homes or places of business.

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