News Release | Environment Oregon

5,000 Oregonians stand up for Oregon’s forests

Today, in an effort to protect Oregon’s forests, wildlife, and waterways, environmental organizations came together to deliver 5,000 public comments and letters from Oregonians across the state, all calling for continued protections for Oregon’s O&C forest lands. Representatives from Environment Oregon and Oregon Wild were joined by citizen activists in delivering the petitions to Sen. Ron Wyden’s Portland office.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Conservation Opposition to O&C Forest Bill

Environment Oregon joined together with 24 local, regional, and national conservation organizations to voice united concern for Oregon’s forests. Our organizations sent a letter to Senator Ron Wyden with our summarized concerns and opposition to his bill, S.1784, or the "O&C Land Grant Act of 2013."

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregonians Can Say ‘No’ to Dirty Power Plants

PORTLAND - After a summer of devastating wildfires in Oregon and extreme weather across the country, Environment Oregon joined community leaders, students, and academics to call attention to an opportunity for Oregonians to affect the nation’s approach to global warming. Specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a 60-day period for citizens to comment on its recently proposed regulations on carbon pollution from new power plants. If enacted, the new rule would mean no new coal-fired power plants would be built in the United States.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Congressional Budget Helps Crater Lake National Park, Restores Parks Funding

This week, U.S. House and Senate appropriators set funding levels for agencies like the National Park Service and finalized a comprehensive budget agreement. Environment Oregon’s Rikki Seguin offered the following statement.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Crater Lake National Park is Underfunded, Under Threat

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing Crater Lake National Park as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.