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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.

News Release | Environment America

The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services approved provisions in the annual defense policy bill early this morning that would phase out the military’s use of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams. Right now, Congress has a critical opportunity to stamp out a major threat to our public health. Millions of people across the country are currently drinking water contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals. Eliminating the use of these chemicals is the best way to protect our drinking water from these dangerous substances.

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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.

News Release | Environment America

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing this morning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to replace the Clean Water Rule. The proposed rule would roll back protections for much of America’s network of waterways. The administration’s ‘Dirty Water Rule’ would leave vast networks of America’s rivers, lakes and streams vulnerable to pollution, endangering wildlife and public health. It flies in the face of common sense, sound science and public opinion.

News Release | Environment Oregon

A bill to ban polystyrene foam takeout containers and cups in Oregon, House Bill 2883, was voted down in the Oregon Senate by a vote of 15-14 today. Here's our statement in response.

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Energy Sage

Have you ever thought about going solar at your home or business? Environment Oregon has partnered with EnergySage to make finding your local solar options easy. Find out more.