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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.  

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OSPIRG Brings 'Ban the Bag' Event to Campus

Environment Oregon teams up with the Eugene's chapter of the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group to ban the bag in Eugene.

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Newport Moves Ahead with Bag Ban Ordinance

The Newport City Council decided Monday night to draft a city ordinance banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags, after hearing overwhelming support from citizens demanding that Newport take action against plastic ocean pollution.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon can reduce oil consumption by 698 million gallons

A comprehensive strategy to get off oil can reduce oil dependence in Oregon by 698 million gallons; the oil savings from clean transportation and energy in Oregon alone is more than one and a half times as much oil as we could get by expanding dangerous deepwater drilling throughout the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. Senator Jeff Merkley has joined the call to reduce oil consumption.

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Nike, Starbucks, other Northwest businesses push Congress for 'clean energy economy'

At a news conference on the Nike campus Tuesday, representatives from businesses, unions and youth groups, joined by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., announced a "Race for American Jobs" campaign that they hope will persuade the Senate to pass legislation similar to that passed in the House.

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