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Restoring Full Protections to Oregon's Forests

2007 Victory - Environment Oregon helped convince Gov. Ted Kulongoski to support restoring full protections for Oregon’s pristine roadless forests on Mt. Hood, in the Willamette National Forest and elsewhere.  In 2009, the Obama Administration issued a one-year moratorium on development within our wild, roadless forests and public lands, and Governor Kulongoski has restated his position in favor of protecting the 2 million acres in Oregon and 58.5 million nationwide.

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New Report: Lighting the Way

On Jan. 7th, Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report outlines the twelve states that have made a considerable contribution to the nation’s rise in solar power. Oregon, however, missed the cut and ranks 13th in the nation for per capita solar installations. The report was released at the new landmark June Key Delta Community Center, under their solar roof, and alongside local solar company, Synchro Solar.

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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Mount Hood Wilderness Expansion

2009 Victory - Working with the Obama Administration and Oregon's federal delegation, Environment Oregon helped pass the federal Public Lands Bill that included more than 200,000 acres of wilderness protections for Oregon's federal public lands, including expansion of the Mount Hood Wilderness and new wilderness designations for the Soda Mountains and Badlands.

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EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

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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