News Release | Environment Oregon

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.

News Release | Environment Oregon

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.

News Release | Environment Oregon

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. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Governor Kitzhaber Makes Historic Commitment to Fight Global Warming

Portland, OR – Last week, Gov. Kitzhaber joined with governors from Washington and California, as well as the premier of British Columbia, to sign the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy. Charlie Fisher, Environment Oregon’s field organizer, released the following statement:

News Release | Environment Oregon

Hundreds of citizens call on West Linn City Council to ban the bag

West Linn, OR – Today, West Linn citizens came together to call on West Linn City Council to ban plastic bags. The event, hosted by citizen-based environmental advocacy organization Environment Oregon, saw the announcement of hundreds of citizen petitions in support of a ban. This is part of their effort to keep plastic bags out of the Pacific Ocean and Oregon’s waterways by banning the bag. In the Halloween spirit, they were joined by the “Bag Monster,” the mascot of Environment Oregon’s Keep Plastic Out of the Pacific campaign. The Bag Monster consists of over 400 plastic bags—the average number a person uses in one year.

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