News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon’s rivers see progress due to Clean Water Act Advocates, businesses, students call for more “waterways restored”

OREGON- On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect the Willamette River. Once so polluted that salmon fingerlings placed in the river died within 15 minutes, the Willamette is on its way back to health, thanks in part to enforcement of water quality standards required by the Clean Water Act. Today, after 20 years of effort, the volume of sewage overflows to the river has been cut by 94 percent, allowing Oregonians to once again swim in the Willamette.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Environment Oregon Endorses Merkley and Kitzhaber for 2014 Elections

Environment Oregon, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of two candidates for state and federal office. The candidates are Jeff Merkley for United States Senate and John Kitzhaber for Governor.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon’s waterways central to summer fun

12.4 million people visited Oregon’s waterways like the Rogue and the Willamette Rivers over the past year, according to Environment Oregon’s new Summer Fun Index. The new factsheet comes as summer draws to close and as federal officials consider a new rule to restore protections for 61,000 miles of the state’s rivers and streams.

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Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan

The Oregon Department of State Lands denied a permit for a coal export terminal in Boardman Monday. Environment Oregon Federal Global Warming Program Director Julian Boggs issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center

New Report: Electric Cars are Putting the Brakes on Pollution

More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have increased by 500 percent.