News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Oregon groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic by eliminating plastic packaging

Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center, OSPIRG Foundation, OSPIRG Students and other nonprofits launched a campaign in Oregon on Tuesday calling on Whole Foods to change its practices on plastic packaging.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Statement: Trump administration officially pulls the U.S. out of the international Paris Agreement setting back climate progress

The Trump administration officially pulled the United States out of the international Paris Agreement on climate change Wednesday.  Although announced previously, the withdrawal could only be finalized as soon as the day after the presidential election.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration’s decision to strip protections for gray wolves threatens a species numbering only 6,000 in the continental U.S.

“Instead of this wrong-headed move, we need a bold national plan, if not a continental one, to safeguard these wolves. Do we really want to lose the hearty howl of the gray wolf on our watch?"

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration opens new areas to logging in the Tongass National Forest

"Damaging the Tongass in this way is like demolishing a log cabin for kindling to toast marshmallows -- it’s a shockingly short-sighted decision that trades something permanent and wondrous for something of fleeting value." 

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New report shows Oregon leadership in decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

Oregon ranks #10 in the nation for electric vehicle sales according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. The project, Renewables on the Rise 2020, documents and compares the growth of five key clean energy technologies in each state over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. 

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