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Climate Planning for Portland and Eugene

2009 Victory - Environment Oregon helped pass a state law to require the Portland Metro region to reduce transportation-related global warming pollution 50% by 2035 and required Eugene to start the same work.

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New Report: Wind Power for a Cleaner America II

America’s wind power capacity has quadrupled in the last five years--with Oregon ranking 8th in the nation last year for wind energy production. Thanks to wind energy, America uses less water for power plants and produces less climate-altering carbon pollution.  “Clean energy opportunities in Oregon, like wind power, can be part of the solution in addressing climate change,” said Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon’s First Congressional District.

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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

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Restoring Full Protections to Oregon's Forests

2007 Victory - Environment Oregon helped convince Gov. Ted Kulongoski to support restoring full protections for Oregon’s pristine roadless forests on Mt. Hood, in the Willamette National Forest and elsewhere.  In 2009, the Obama Administration issued a one-year moratorium on development within our wild, roadless forests and public lands, and Governor Kulongoski has restated his position in favor of protecting the 2 million acres in Oregon and 58.5 million nationwide.

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New Report: Lighting the Way

On Jan. 7th, Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report outlines the twelve states that have made a considerable contribution to the nation’s rise in solar power. Oregon, however, missed the cut and ranks 13th in the nation for per capita solar installations. The report was released at the new landmark June Key Delta Community Center, under their solar roof, and alongside local solar company, Synchro Solar.

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