News Release | Environment Oregon

New website features Oregonians fighting plastic pollution

As the problem of plastic in the world’s oceans and its impact on marine wildlife has gained more attention in recent years, Oregonians from different backgrounds have acted to tackle the problem. Today, Environment Oregon launched, “Oregonians Against Waste,” an online project to share the stories of these activists, elected officials, business owners, academics, and artists.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Environment Oregon laments feds’ decision to repeal Clean Car Standards

Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards. This regressive move will get rid of our nation’s best climate change mitigation program, which is cutting future carbon emissions more effectively than any other current federal policy.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research &Policy Center

Despite recent progress, Oregon lags on renewable energy and clean technology

Oregon is falling behind the rest of the nation on clean energy, according to our new report. We found that solar grew by 32.5-fold in Oregon compared to nearly 40-fold nationally, and wind grew by 2.5-fold compared to a nearly 5-fold increase nationally. On a brighter note, Oregon ranked 5th for the number of registered electric vehicles on the road.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Portland’s health at risk with 37 dirty air days in 2016

As the Trump administration considers weakening federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a threat to public health. Our new report found that 2.4 million  people in the greater Portland area experienced 37 days of degraded air quality in 2016, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

News Release | Environment America

Lead contamination in schools’ drinking water: worse than previously thought

Lead contamination in our schools is more pervasive than previously thought, according to water testing data from 20 states published in a national interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG today. As schools begin summer break, the groups urge public officials to take swift action to Get the Lead Out of schools’ drinking water.

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