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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

Environment Oregon to Congress: Keep Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Safe from Development

Portland, OR – On the first full week of spring, Environment Oregon unveiled a list of the top ten reasons the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument deserves additional protection through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

With funding for key conservation programs chronically underfunded, Environment Oregon urged Congress to keep the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and other Oregon treasures safe from development.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

10,000 Oregonians Tell Forest Service: “Protect Crater Lake Wilderness”

Environment Oregon, wildlife organizations, and concerned citizens spoke out today in three cities on their way to deliver more than 10,000 public comments in opposition to the Bybee Timber Sale, a reckless logging proposal on the edge of Crater Lake National Park. In Portland, Eugene and Medford, the coalition also presented a giant postcard to the Forest Service featuring several of the over 100 photos and testimonials submitted by Oregonians of their visits to Crater Lake.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

President Obama Outlines Plan to Tackle Global Warming with Clean Energy

Last night, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Sarah Higginbotham, State Director of Environment Oregon, responded with the following statement...

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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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