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Report shines spotlight on plastic pollution

Environment Oregon Preservation Associate Dave Mathews released a report highlighting the damage caused by plastic pollution and the steps that communities worldwide are taking to solve the problem. "Oregon Takes Action: Efforts Around the Globe to Fight Plastic Pollution" notes that 80 governments from Bangladesh to Portland have taken action to reduce consumption of disposable plastic bags.

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New protections for ocean wildlife

2012 Victory --  After years of effort by Environment Oregon and our allies, the Legislature voted in 2012 to protect 38 square miles of ocean as marine reserves, including threatened areas at Cascade Head, Cape Falcon and Cape Perpetua. Together with the pilot reserves at Redfish Rocks and Otter Rock, which we helped win in 2009, these new reserves will help maintain healthy reefs and protect vital habitat for rockfish and seabirds.

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GO SOLAR, OREGON

Environment Oregon partnered with the Oregon Energy Industries Association and held a Solar Lobby Day in Salem to advocate for 4 pro-solar policies introduced in the 2015 legislative session.

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Expansion for Oregon's Climate Planning

 2009 Victory - Environment Oregon helped expanded metropolitan-based planning tool for reducing greenhouse gases from transportation to the regions of Salem, Corvallis, Medford, and Bend.

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Portland Passes a Better Bag Ban

By October 2013, Portland will be plastic-bag free--a policy that will have big payoffs for the Pacific Ocean. Environment Oregon delivered over 3,000 petitions of support for a better bag ban, and helped enlist the support of dozens of businesses.  Oregonians use approximately 1.7 billion plastic bags each year, and too many of them end up as litter in our ocean. Today, there are 100 million tons of trash in the North Pacific Gyre.

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