News Release | Environment Oregon

Environmental groups deliver 8 millionth comment to clean up power plants

Washington, DC--   As the public comment period on the Clean Power Plan closes today, Environment Oregon joined colleagues across the country to deliver a symbolic “8 millionth” comment supporting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon Attorney General Defends EPA Action on Climate

On Monday evening, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joined 13 additional states and the District of Columbia to stand up for new EPA regulations on global warming pollution. The attorneys general jointly filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, defending EPA against an attack launched by Murray Energy Corporation, a coal-mining company.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon’s rivers see progress due to Clean Water Act Advocates, businesses, students call for more “waterways restored”

OREGON- On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect the Willamette River. Once so polluted that salmon fingerlings placed in the river died within 15 minutes, the Willamette is on its way back to health, thanks in part to enforcement of water quality standards required by the Clean Water Act. Today, after 20 years of effort, the volume of sewage overflows to the river has been cut by 94 percent, allowing Oregonians to once again swim in the Willamette.

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Environment Oregon Endorses Merkley and Kitzhaber for 2014 Elections

Environment Oregon, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of two candidates for state and federal office. The candidates are Jeff Merkley for United States Senate and John Kitzhaber for Governor.

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Oregon’s waterways central to summer fun

12.4 million people visited Oregon’s waterways like the Rogue and the Willamette Rivers over the past year, according to Environment Oregon’s new Summer Fun Index. The new factsheet comes as summer draws to close and as federal officials consider a new rule to restore protections for 61,000 miles of the state’s rivers and streams.

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