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No new coal plants

2009 Victory - Environment Oregon helped pass a greenhouse gas emissions standard for new electricity facilities - essentially preventing construction of new coal plants and adoption of long-term coal contracts. The move will reduce Oregon's global warming pollution by more than 14 million metric tons. Now all three West Coast states have adopted the No New Coal Standard.

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12,000 Oregonians: “Protect Crater Lake Wilderness from Clear Cuts”

Old growth forest around Oregon’s only national park could be on the chopping block next month. That’s why Environment Oregon delivered 12,000 petitions to US Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today in support of a proposal to designate nearly half-a-million acres in and around Crater Lake National Park as a federal Wilderness area.

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You’re building support to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. In 2015, we mobilized grassroots support for protecting these vital pollinators. Thanks to your support, our national team and a coalition of beekeepers, farmers and others delivered more than 4 million petitions calling on the Obama administration to declare a ban on neonicotinoids, a class of bee-killing pesticides.

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More Energy Efficient Buildings

2009 Victory - Energy efficiency now must be 10 to 15 better for new commercial buildings and 15 to 25 percent better for new residential buildings by 2012, with regular efficiency upgrades to new buildings thereafter.  With buildings responsible for two-fifth's of America's global warming emissions, Oregon is leading the way toward eliminating emissions from this sector.

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Calling for Park Protections on National Trails Day

On National Trails Day, Environment Oregon called on Oregon leaders to keep beloved parks, like Crater Lake, open and protected from development and pollution.  This call comes on the heels of major cuts to our national parks over the past few years and as Congress considers slashing park budgets even deeper this summer. 

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