News Release | Environment Oregon

New Report: Oregon Ranks 13th in the Nation for Solar Power

Today Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center released "Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States," a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report outlines the twelve states that have made a considerable contribution to the nation’s rise in solar power. Oregon, however, missed the cut and ranks 13th in the nation for per capita solar installations.

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New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for Oregon; Reducing Pollution and Saving Water

Wind energy is on the rise in Oregon and is providing huge environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon. Oregon’s wind energy is already avoiding more than 3,669,151 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution – the equivalent of taking 764,407 cars off the road, while saving 1,639,336,500 gallons of water per year – enough to meet the needs of 37,118 people.

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Local voices unite for forest protection in Oregon

Today, community members in Ashland and Eugene came together to announce critical disapproval of recent legislation to open up Oregon’s forests to increased logging. Environment Oregon, a statewide, citizen-based environment advocacy organization, joined a local business owner to release a factsheet in both cities documenting the risks of increased logging in Oregon’s backyard forests. Speakers used the new Environment Oregon factsheet, titled “Top Risks of Increased Logging in our Forests,” to highlight the negative effects of increased logging—not only on wildlife and the environment, but also on the outdoor recreation industry.

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Logging Bill Puts Wildlife Habitat, Drinking Water at Risk

Today, Senator Ron Wyden introduced the O&C Land Grant Act of 2013, legislation that decreases critical environmental protections for over a million acres of Oregon’s public forests to promote increased logging. This bill comes on the tails of HR 1526, a controversial logging bill which passed the House of Representatives on September 20, 2013. In response to Sen. Wyden’s proposal, Rikki Seguin, Environment Oregon’s Conservation Advocate released the following statement.

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City Council session packed with bag ban supporters

On Monday night, Ashland citizens and local businesses came together to call of the Ashland City Council to ban plastic bags. As City Councilors discussed the opportunity to ban plastic bags in Ashland, community members packed the room to capacity, so much so that extra chairs needed to be brought in from other meeting rooms. 

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