News Release | Environment Oregon

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 53% of Oregon’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.  

News Release | Environment Oregon

Clean Energy is Cutting Carbon Pollution in Oregon

Portland, OR – As public concern about extreme weather ramps up, Oregon is proving that we can win the fight against global warming. Clean energy and energy efficiency policies, are significantly cutting emissions of carbon pollution – the leading cause of global warming – according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center. The report, Moving America Forward, showed that Oregon’s energy efficiency policies reduced carbon pollution by at least 1.31 million metric tons in 2012. That is comparable to the annual emissions from 272,000 cars.

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.

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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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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