News Release | Environment Oregon

Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

Portland, OR – As the world turns its attention to the Sochi Olympic Games, Environment Oregon revealed a summary of global warming impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighting the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Solar Foundation: Oregon Falls out of Top-10 in Solar Job Numbers

Portland - Oregon has more than 2,700 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation. Unfortunately, according to the analysis, Oregon lost 200 jobs in 2012 and ranks  11th  in the nation for solar jobs per capita. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

5,000 Oregonians stand up for Oregon’s forests

Today, in an effort to protect Oregon’s forests, wildlife, and waterways, environmental organizations came together to deliver 5,000 public comments and letters from Oregonians across the state, all calling for continued protections for Oregon’s O&C forest lands. Representatives from Environment Oregon and Oregon Wild were joined by citizen activists in delivering the petitions to Sen. Ron Wyden’s Portland office.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Conservation Opposition to O&C Forest Bill

Environment Oregon joined together with 24 local, regional, and national conservation organizations to voice united concern for Oregon’s forests. Our organizations sent a letter to Senator Ron Wyden with our summarized concerns and opposition to his bill, S.1784, or the "O&C Land Grant Act of 2013."

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregonians Can Say ‘No’ to Dirty Power Plants

PORTLAND - After a summer of devastating wildfires in Oregon and extreme weather across the country, Environment Oregon joined community leaders, students, and academics to call attention to an opportunity for Oregonians to affect the nation’s approach to global warming. Specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a 60-day period for citizens to comment on its recently proposed regulations on carbon pollution from new power plants. If enacted, the new rule would mean no new coal-fired power plants would be built in the United States.

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