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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 Oregon 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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We helped ban offshore drilling through 2020

2010 Victory - Oil and gas drilling threaten the natural beauty of Oregon's coast and contribute to global warming. In 2010 we worked with fisherman, coastal leaders, and environmental champions, to extend our ban on offshore drilling for another ten years.

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Oregon Wind is Top 10 in Reducing Pollution

Environment Oregon releases new report, Wind Power for a Cleaner America, alongside Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, Citizens Utility Board, and Oregon Community Wind. Wind power in Oregon reduces as much global warming pollution as taking 550,000 cars off the road. 

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Protect Crater Lake - Campaign Milestone

After months of hard word, we delivered over 31,000 public comments and 205 business and organization endorsements to Sen. Ron Wyden in support of permanently protecting Crater Lake and the surrounding forests, mountains, and streams by creating a 500,000-acre, 75-mile wilderness corridor around Crater Lake National Park. 

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No new coal plants

2009 Victory - Environment Oregon helped pass a greenhouse gas emissions standard for new electricity facilities - essentially preventing construction of new coal plants and adoption of long-term coal contracts. The move will reduce Oregon's global warming pollution by more than 14 million metric tons. Now all three West Coast states have adopted the No New Coal Standard.

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