Environment Oregon Latest Blog Posts

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has been protected for 21 of the last 25 years, it’s time to restore full protection.

Our “amber waves of grain” could provide a solution for saving the world’s forests.

President Biden’s first day actions signal a welcome change in direction for wild forest policy.

The consumer goods giant continues to make irresponsible use of the world’s forests.

There are many steps the state can take during the 2021 legislative session to act on climate, protect our outdoors spaces, and invest in local communities. Here are five. 

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute the environment and harm wildlife for hundreds of years. It’s time to move beyond single-use plastic by getting rid of the most harmful waste, and stopping the use of things we truly don’t need. Here are five bills that the Oregon legislature should consider in 2021 to move beyond plastics.

Drilling in the Arctic was always a bad idea, and it is only getting worse. Though the first lease sale of land in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge was a complete failure, we need to prevent any future sales and make sure the entire refuge is fully protected from any future development.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

We can all agree that 2020 has been a tough year, but despite all of its challenges, our work to stand up for the environment hasn't stopped. We wanted to share with you some highlights from this past year and thank everyone who made them possible.

All Americans should care about the wildlife on the coast plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, even if we never visit.

In a world overrun by plastic pollution, Thanksgiving shouldn’t come with a side of plastic. That's why we're calling on Whole Foods to take action.