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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

12,000 Oregonians: “Protect Crater Lake Wilderness from Clear Cuts”

Old growth forest around Oregon’s only national park could be on the chopping block next month. That’s why statewide advocacy group Environment Oregon delivered 12,000 petitions to US Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today in support of a proposal to designate nearly half-a-million acres in and around Crater Lake National Park as a federal Wilderness area.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon Wind Top 10 in Reducing Pollution

Environment Oregon released a new Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center report, Wind Power for a Cleaner America and urged Oregon leaders in Congress and the state legislature to continue supporting clean energy investment that reduces pollution and creates jobs. According to the new report, wind power in Oregon prevents as much global warming pollution as taking 550,000 cars off the road each year. Environment Oregon was joined by State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-17)—whose district houses the world’s largest wind company, Vestas—the Oregon Citizen’s Utility Board, and Oregon Community Wind.

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Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Wind Power for a Cleaner America

America has more than doubled its use of wind power since the beginning of 2008 and we are starting to reap the environmental rewards. In Oregon, wind energy now displaces as much global warming pollution each year as much as is produced by 550,000 cars. To protect the environment, federal and state governments should continue and expand policies that support wind energy.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

Today President Obama will sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the ‘fiscal cliff.’ President Obama and clean energy champions including Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Ron Wyden, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, and Congressman Greg Walden, helped make this a happy holiday for our health and our environment by extending critical tax credits for wind energy.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Portland Passes a Better Bag Ban for the Pacific

Portland City Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of expanding Portland’s plastic bag ban that will help keep plastic out of the Pacific. Environment Oregon delivered over 3,000 petitions of support for a better bag ban, and helped enlist the support of dozens of businesses. 

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