Updates

Throughout our national network, staff and members have repeatedly won and defended standards that improve gas mileage and reduce pollution from cars and trucks. Now, some powerful voices are echoing our position.

New car buyers who want to do their part on climate change will have more incentive to buy electric if a new bill becomes law.

The idea that Americans should enjoy more and better-maintained parks, wildlife refuges, hiking trails and ball fields is earning bipartisan support.

New legislation would permanently protect Alaska's Tongass National Forest—the nation's largest—and the bears, moose, eagles and other wildlife that call it home.

Toxic foams that threaten the health of armed service members and their neighbors would no longer be used on military bases under Environment Oregon-backed legislation.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

The gavel has fallen and the 2019 Oregon legislative session is officially over. I wanted to share with you the good, the bad and the ugly from this year’s session.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

As Oregon wrestles with the best ways to increase housing stock and manage population growth, it’s crucial that state and local governments make choices that protect the state’s precious outdoor spaces and reduce carbon emissions. That's why we support House Bill 2001.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

We live in a pivotal time in human history—one where we, humans, collectively, have to decide our fate and the fate of all other life on earth. Are we up for the challenge? I hope so.