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1,290,750 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Oregon’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 1,290,750 pounds of toxic chemicals into Oregon’s waterways in 2012 making Oregon’s waterways 33rd worst in the nation, according to a new report by Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center. 

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EPA proposes first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon Charging Ahead Toward Electric Cars & Trucks

Today, Oregon joined 7 other states to unveil an action plan to put more than 3 million electric cars on the road within a dozen years.  This partnership between eight leading states outlines steps each will take to build the infrastructure and develop the markets for zero-emission vehicles; including passenger cars, trucks and transit buses.  

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14 Local Elected Officials Join Over 600 Nationally, Tell President Obama: Act on Climate

On Thursday, President Obama received a letter signed by more than 600 local elected officials, including Governor John Kitzhaber, thanking him for his leadership on addressing climate change and pledging their support as local partners in implementing carbon pollution standards for power plants and other key components of the president’s Climate Action Plan. 

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Global Warming Is Reducing Summertime Water Supply in Oregon

The U.S. Global Change Research Program published the third National Climate Assessment, and the report found that nationally, average U.S. temperature has increased 1.5 degrees since 1895. The study goes on to say that global warming is reducing summertime water supply in Oregon.