News Release | Environment Oregon

14 Local Elected Officials Join Over 600 Nationally, Tell President Obama: Act on Climate

On Thursday, President Obama received a letter signed by more than 600 local elected officials, including Governor John Kitzhaber, thanking him for his leadership on addressing climate change and pledging their support as local partners in implementing carbon pollution standards for power plants and other key components of the president’s Climate Action Plan. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Global Warming Is Reducing Summertime Water Supply in Oregon

The U.S. Global Change Research Program published the third National Climate Assessment, and the report found that nationally, average U.S. temperature has increased 1.5 degrees since 1895. The study goes on to say that global warming is reducing summertime water supply in Oregon.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Ashland Becomes the Fourth Oregon City to Ban Plastic Bags

On Tuesday night, the Ashland City Council voted in favor of a ban on plastic bags. Plastic bag bans have seen growing public support in Oregon, with the cities of Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene adopting similar bag bans since 2011.

News Release | Environment Oregon

New Report Ranks Portland in the Top 20 for Solar Installations

Environment Oregon was joined by Hacienda Community Development Corporation (CDC) and the City of Portland to release a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.

News Release | Environment Oregon

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 53% of Oregon’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.  

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