News Release | Environment Oregon

Sen. Merkley introduces legislation to protect the Arctic from drilling

Today, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) introduced legislation to stop offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. His efforts come in the wake of a series of setbacks for Shell Oil, including damage to its sea vessels en route to the Chukchi Sea, and a penalty from the Obama administration for failing to comply with wildlife protections.

News Release | Environment Oregon

As Oregon PUC investigates “Value of Solar,” report shows solar’s benefits

Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Obama administration issues rule to protect 53 percent of Oregon’s streams

61,000 miles of the state’s streams, including those feeding the Willamette and Columbia, will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Statewide coalition calls on legislature to support solar

Portland, Oregon- A coalition of over 140 businesses, mayors, city councilors, and county commissioners called on state legislators Tuesday morning to support pro-solar legislation this session that supporters say would increase the amount of solar energy Oregon gets by ten-fold in the next decade.  The coalition, announced at a press conference on the “green roof” of solar company SolTerra Systems, includes notable businesses Tofurky and Keen, as well as the mayors of Bend, Newport, Corvallis, Hood River, Yachats, Toledo City, and Eugene.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Report: Oregon millennials experiencing record heat

Portland, OR – Young adults in Oregon are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than their predecessors did in the 1970’s, according to a new report by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. 

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