News Release | Environment Oregon

A bill to update Oregon's appliance efficiency standards heads to the Governor's desk

A bill to strengthen Oregon's appliance efficiency standards cleared its final legislative hurdle when the Oregon senate passed House Bill 2062 with a vote of 17-13. The bill is now headed to Governor Kate Brown's desk. Here's our statement in response.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon legislature passes bill to make driving electric vehicles more affordable and convenient

A bill that would make driving electric vehicles in Oregon more affordable and convenient cleared its final major legislative hurdle when the Oregon senate passed House Bill 2165 with a bipartisan vote of 18-10. Here's our statement in response.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas --  Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging them to put planet over plastic.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Department of Interior moves closer to monumental American conservation commitment

In an important step forward for America’s public lands and waters, the Department of Interior published a report Thursday setting out the process to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands, waters and oceans by 2030. This report follows the national commitment set out by President Joe Biden in January with his Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

News Release | Environment America

Statement: By passing a Congressional Review Act resolution, Senate takes valuable step toward reversing catastrophic methane rule

WASHINGTON -- In a bipartisan vote, the Senate passed a Congressional Review Act resolution on Wednesday undoing a Trump-era rollback of methane emission controls. The resolution was introduced in March by Sens. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Angus King of Maine. Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine joined Democrats in voting for resolution. A similar resolution is pending in the House, introduced by Reps. Diana DeGette of Colorado, Scott Peters of California and Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania.