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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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A push for Crater Lake protections

A coalition of conservationist groups has launched a campaign centered on Crater Lake, hoping to expand the federally protected land in and around Oregon’s only national park. The proposal, which also would bar helicopter tours over the lake, calls for Congress to designate an additional 500,000 acres as wilderness, the highest level of protection available on federal lands. The goal is to link smaller wilderness areas that already dot the landscape and create a “wildlife corridor” along the crest of the southern Cascades, said Dave Mathews, a preservation associate with Environment Oregon.

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Op-Ed: Energy tax credits help emerging businesses

Oregon has quickly become America's capitol for solar manufacturing and will soon be home to the world's largest wind farm. But Oregon's current financial crisis has forced the Legislature to make some hard choices in order to balance the state's budget.

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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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