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Portland's Bag Ban Takes Effect

2011 Victory - Portland joined San Francisco, Bellingham, Wash. and a dozen other west coast communities by banning disposable plastic bags at major grocery stores and retailers with pharmacies. We're working to pass more local bag bans in cities across the state — cutting plastic pollution right away while building momentum for a statewide ban.  

News Release | Environment Oregon

Corvallis Takes a Stand for Oceans with Bag Ban

Last night, Corvallis City Council took an important stand against ocean pollution, becoming the second city in Oregon to approve a comprehensive ban on plastic bags. While a second reading and final vote are still required to secure the ordinance, all city councilors are on record in support of the bill, which they voted 8 to 1 to enact at yesterday’s meeting.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Governor Kitzhaber Releases 10-Year Energy Plan Draft

Governor Kitzhaber released a draft of Oregon’s proposed 10-Year Energy Plan today.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Over 55 Local Businesses Endorse Corvallis Bag Ban

At a press conference this morning hosted by Environment Oregon and the Mary’s Peak Sierra Club chapter, local businesses and environmentalists urged the Corvallis City Council to move quickly in reducing plastic pollution by banning single-use, checkout plastic bags. The announcement comes prior to the City Council’s public comment meeting at 5:30 PM tonight at the Corvallis Public Library.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Crater Lake Wilderness Slideshow Debuts in Portland

This Thursday, March 29th in Portland, Environment Oregon and The Wild on Wilderness Committee of Umpqua Watersheds will jointly present a free slideshow showcasing the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal to create a nearly 500,000 acre, 75-mile wildlife corridor.  The show begins at 7 PM at the Sellwood Public House.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. Sarah Higginbotham, Environment  Oregon’s State Director issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement: “Today’s proposal from the Obama administration is an historic step in protecting Oregonians’ health and our environment."
 

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