Climate and clean energy action in Oregon
Oregonians are problem-solvers for the environment. We value our high quality of life and we work to protect it.
Right now, our quality of life, our economy and the future for our children and grandchildren are all threatened by a destabilizing climate. We cannot risk Oregon’s future by waiting for Congress to act.
We must build on Oregon’s successes and deepen our commitment to using fewer fossil fuels and less electricity while investing in homegrown resources and technologies that create jobs for Oregonians.
News and updates from around Oregon
We have a Clean Fuels Program in Oregon, and we ought to be using it — using it to create jobs and using it to create cleaner and less expensive transportation choices for consumers.
Cool examples of the practical benefits of maintaining--or reintroducing--natural elements and environments into our urban landscapes.
What do an executive, a student, a tribal leader, an activist and a veteran have in common? They're all taking on climate change - and they’re all going to be sharing their stories this coming Thursday, February 20 from 5-7pm at Portland State University.
Governor John Kitzhaber stood up to Big Oil today, while standing with business, legislative and labor leaders in Salem to announce two actions on Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program.
I hope Sen. Bruce Starr, R-Hillsboro, supports, and the Oregon Legislature passes, this common sense legislation. Oregonians, both now and into the future, deserve a say in what moves them.
In mid-January, during the State of Oregon’s “Legislative Days”, three business leaders in Oregon testified to the effects of climate change their industries are facing right now.
A quiet milestone has been reached in the evolution of solar and other clean energy solutions brewing along Oregon's South Coast, one built on concerted community effort in hand with public, private and nonprofit collaboration.
The nascent Clean Fuels Program in Oregon, which once underway would cut the greenhouse gas emissions from Oregon’s transportation fuels by 10 percent over 10 years, is meeting with staunch pushback from the fossil fuel industry.
The oil industry, which once didn't pay much attention to the Oregon Legislature, has more than doubled its lobbying expenditures over the last four years as it has fought with environmental groups over a new law intended to drive down the use of greenhouse-causing emissions from fuel.
The federal Farm Bill doesn’t just put billions of dollars into agriculture programs. The Agricultural Act of 2014, as the bill is formally called, will also affect conservation of Northwest wildlife and natural resources.