Updates

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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.

Commitments to power society with clean energy are accelerating us from 0 to 100 quickly.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Governor Kate Brown signed the Oregon Environmental Protection Act into law, ensuring strong clean air and water protections for all Oregonians.

On May 20, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) canceled the registration of a dozen neonicotinoid-based pesticides known to harm bees—effectively banning them.

The U.S. House of Representatives has taken long-overdue action on the climate crisis.

Plastic pollution has reached the deepest place on Earth.

Migratory birds, caribou, polar bears and walruses are among the Arctic wildlife that will stay protected under bills advancing in Congress.