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Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Moving America Forward

Moving America Forward highlights the important progress America has already made reducing emissions through a series of clean energy and climate policies. Specifically, it quantifies the amount of carbon pollution that was prevented in 2012 by steps taken to implement a specific set of clean energy policies at both the state and federal levels since 2007. This report shows that state leadership can directly reduce carbon pollution, while also laying a foundation for national action, which can deliver significant additional cuts in carbon pollution.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

EPA Standard for Gasoline-Powered Vehicles is Good News for our Health, Environment

In response to today’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized new pollution standards from gasoline-powered vehicles, Travis Madsen, Senior Program Manager for Environment Oregon, issued the following statement.

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Report | Environment Oregon

Skating on Thin Ice

Every four years, the world’s finest winter athletes gather for the top competition on snow and ice. But even as we celebrate competition and athleticism, global warming is undermining the climate conditions that make the Winter Olympics possible. Nine of the hottest years ever recorded on Earth have happened since 2000. Winter average temperatures across the contiguous United States have warmed more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit since 1970. The primary cause of this warming is human use of fossil fuels and we need to act now to prevent the worst from happening.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

Portland, OR – As the world turns its attention to the Sochi Olympic Games, Environment Oregon revealed a summary of global warming impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighting the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Solar Foundation: Oregon Falls out of Top-10 in Solar Job Numbers

Portland - Oregon has more than 2,700 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation. Unfortunately, according to the analysis, Oregon lost 200 jobs in 2012 and ranks  11th  in the nation for solar jobs per capita. 

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