The scale of the climate crisis and the urgency with which science tells us we need to act can obscure the fact that the action needed is fundamentally very simple: we need to move our energy sources away from dirty fossil fuels and towards clean and renewable energy. The beauty of House Bill 2020, the Oregon Climate Action Plan, is that it provides the opportunity to achieve both of these goals at the same time, ensuring that we draw down our carbon emissions while investing in the clean energy technologies of the future.

News Release | Environment Oregon

New website features stories of Oregonians impacted by climate change

Within the last year, many startling reports have outlined the impacts of climate change on Oregon, the United States and the world. Today, Environment Oregon is launching, “This is Climate Change,” an online project to share the real-life stories of Oregonians who are already experiencing those impacts.

Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Climate Solutions from Day One

New governors are getting ready to take office in 20 states, from Florida to Alaska. As America’s newly elected governors prepare to take on their states’ biggest challenges, they should prioritize taking bold action on the greatest challenge of our time: climate change.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Climate solutions from Day One

Today, Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center released a new report, Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now, detailing actions governors across the country can take immediately to significantly reduce planet-warming carbon pollution and ensure a more stable climate for their states and the nation. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

America’s top scientists say climate change’s impact is getting worse

The just-released 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment, “NCA4 Vol. II,” offers more proof that we as a nation need to develop strategies right away to mitigate the effects of climate change, or face increasingly dire consequences. 

Denying climate change should be out of bounds

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director

This week, the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction gave climate deniers a platform to deny basic science. 

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

EPA heads in the wrong direction on clean car standards

This week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to announce a move to significantly weaken America’s clean car standards. Environment Oregon State Director, Celeste Meiffren-Swango, issued this statement in response.

Now is the time for bold action on climate

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director

Starting next week, the Oregon legislature will be considering Senate Bill 1507 and House Bill 4001, collectively known as "Clean Energy Jobs." This is a great opportunity to take bold action on climate change-- and what better time? With so much at stake, and our window to stave off the worst impacts of climate change steadily closing, it's up to states like Oregon to take the lead. 

Act on Climate: By the Numbers

By | Marc Dorsey
Intern

Environment Oregon intern Marc Dorsey makes the case for strong action on climate, sooner rather than later

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