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Portland's Bag Ban Takes Effect

2011 Victory - Portland joined San Francisco, Bellingham, Wash. and a dozen other west coast communities by banning disposable plastic bags at major grocery stores and retailers with pharmacies. We're working to pass more local bag bans in cities across the state — cutting plastic pollution right away while building momentum for a statewide ban.  

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25% clean energy by 2025

2007 Victory - Twenty-five percent of Oregon’s electricity will come from wind, solar and other renewable sources by 2025, after Environment Oregon and a broad coalition worked to convince the Legislature to pass a renewable energy standard in 2007.

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"Summer Fun Index" Release

Today, Environment Oregon released the Summer Fun Index, highlighting how Oregonians use and enjoy rivers like the Willamette, the Sandy, and the Columbia.

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Attacks on public health defeated—for now.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution. We need your help to keep up the fight. 

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Measure 49, Protecting Oregon's Forests and Farms

2007 Victory - More than 750,000 acres of Oregon’s forests and farmlands are protected, thanks to a victory on Ballot Measure 49. Environment Oregon helped convince the Legislature to refer the measure to the ballot, and worked to get Oregonians to approve it. It passed with an overwhelming 61 percent support.

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