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Protected Oregon's Marine Habitat

2009 Victory - Environment Oregon helped pass legislation to protect two coastal water areas as marine reserves and to study the expansion to a network with four additional reserves.  With ocean habitat in deep decline, the reserves will serve as vital sanctuaries for marine life.

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Ashland Becomes the Fourth Oregon City to Ban Plastic Bags

On Tuesday night, the Ashland City Council voted in favor of a ban on plastic bags. Plastic bag bans have seen growing public support in Oregon, with the cities of Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene adopting similar bag bans since 2011.

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Strong State Goals to Fight Global Warming

2007 Victory - Environment Oregon convinced the state Legislature to set strong goals for reducing global warming emissions statewide. In 2008, Oregon joined six other western states in a regional plan to cut the pollution that causes global warming.

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"Wasting our Waterways" Report Release

Today, Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center released our new report, "Wasting our Waterways," in Portland, Bend, and Eugene documenting the toxic chemicals released in Oregon's waterways in 2012.

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Portland's Bag Ban Takes Effect

2011 Victory - Portland joined San Francisco, Bellingham, Wash. and a dozen other west coast communities by banning disposable plastic bags at major grocery stores and retailers with pharmacies. We're working to pass more local bag bans in cities across the state — cutting plastic pollution right away while building momentum for a statewide ban.  

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