News Release | Environment Oregon

President Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline

“Today, the pen was mightier than the pipeline.” – Charlie Fisher, Environment Oregon

As anticipated, President Obama vetoed legislation to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline today. Environment Oregon’s Charlie Fisher issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Stakeholders Celebrate Solar Power Advances at State Capitol

Today, environmental groups, small businesses, and clean energy advocates held an all-day event in the Oregon State Capitol during the State Legislature’s January Legislative Days to highlight the advances in solar technology and to celebrate the exciting future of solar power in Oregon. The 2015 Legislative Session begins on February 2nd, and several bills related to solar power have already been filed. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon wind energy could reduce pollution by equivalent of nine coal plants

Portland, OR-- The equivalent of the carbon pollution from nine coal plants could be eliminated in Oregon if wind power continues its recent growth trajectory, according to a new analysis by Environment Oregon. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development.

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.