News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Pathogens pose risk at 18 Oregon beaches

With Oregonians returning to local beaches this summer, a new report warns that more work is needed to ensure that all waters are safe for swimming. In 2020, 18 Oregon beaches were potentially unsafe for swimming on at least one day, according to Safe for Swimming? - Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center's annual analysis of bacteria testing. The report comes as Congress considers investments in water infrastructure.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes landmark water and transportation bill to restore and enhance U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Thursday that would improve water infrastructure, protect drinking water, and repair and expand our transportation system.  The package combined several bills, including the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and the AQUA Act, under the umbrella of the INVEST in America Act.  

News Release | Environment America

New data: Poll shows voters strongly back climate-related infrastructure investments

A new analysis from Hart Research of survey data from 19 competitive House districts across the country revealed remarkably strong support, across party lines, for President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Notably, the provisions that would address the climate crisis garnered even stronger support than the overall infrastructure plan did.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Statement: Oregon poised to join peers on path to 100 percent

A bill committing electricity providers to deliver 100 percent clean power to Oregon customers by 2040 passed out of the Oregon legislature on Saturday.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon legislature passes bill to modernize Oregon's recycling system

A bill to modernize Oregon's recycling system and require producers to start covering some waste management costs cleared its final legislative hurdle on Friday.