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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Clean Energy is Cutting Carbon Pollution in Oregon

Portland, OR – As public concern about extreme weather ramps up, Oregon is proving that we can win the fight against global warming. Clean energy and energy efficiency policies, are significantly cutting emissions of carbon pollution – the leading cause of global warming – according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center. The report, Moving America Forward, showed that Oregon’s energy efficiency policies reduced carbon pollution by at least 1.31 million metric tons in 2012. That is comparable to the annual emissions from 272,000 cars.

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EPA Standard for Gasoline-Powered Vehicles is Good News for our Health, Environment

In response to today’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized new pollution standards from gasoline-powered vehicles, Travis Madsen, Senior Program Manager for Environment Oregon, issued the following statement.

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