News Release | Environment Oregon

Statement: Trump administration officially pulls the U.S. out of the international Paris Agreement setting back climate progress

The Trump administration officially pulled the United States out of the international Paris Agreement on climate change Wednesday.  Although announced previously, the withdrawal could only be finalized as soon as the day after the presidential election.

Environment Oregon endorses Metro measure 26-218

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Metro measure 26-218, also known as "Get Moving 2020," would be one of the largest-ever investments in greater Portland's transportation system, and an important step to putting our region on the path to mitigating transportation's outsized impact on our climate.

Take five climate actions in five days

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

In celebration of Climate Week, we are encouraging everyone to take five climate actions in five days to help us build visibility for the issue and urge decision-makers to act on climate. 

Oregon wildfire resources

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires across our state. We pulled together some resources we have found helpful in ensuring that we all stay as informed and safe as possible.

Making your voice heard on climate change

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

The devastating wildfires across our state have been stark reminders of what the future holds with our changing climate. Now is the time to take action. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Statement: House Democrats release sweeping climate plan

Led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, Democrats on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a comprehensive report Tuesday detailing policies and programs to tackle climate change at the federal level. The report is based on twelve pillars of action with the overall goal of achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the United States by 2050. The focus includes transforming our transportation system, preserving natural resources and public lands, increasing clean energy, and improving clean water infrastructure. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Coalition files lawsuit to protect federal clean car rules

Environment America, an affiliate of Environment Oregon, along with ten other public interest organizations, filed a lawsuit today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit opposing the Trump administration’s action to weaken federal clean car standards. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Statement: Gov. Brown’s ambitious executive order is a key step in tackling climate change

In response to inaction on climate in the Oregon Legislature, Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order today addressing climate change.

Climate change can no longer be a back burner issue

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

During this session of the Oregon legislature, we have an opportunity to adopt a cap and trade system to lower our greenhouse gas emissions, invest in our communities and be a leader in tackling climate change. And yet, even in a state like Oregon, even after ten plus years of debating the bill, the prospects of passing a strong climate bill are far from clear.

Take action on climate change

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Now more than ever, legislators need to hear from you, encouraging them to take strong action on climate change this year.

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