9 results for author: Nora Apter


The single most important action you can take to protect Oregon’s climate, future

We need to elect pro-climate officials at every level to protect our environment and ensure a stable climate for future generations In a matter of days, tens of thousands of Oregonians were put under evacuation orders, thousands of families lost their homes, and nine people lost their lives. More than a million acres of precious Oregon lands--including critical carbon stores--were destroyed. Dense smoke led to air quality so beyond hazardous that public officials issued a statewide advisory instructing Oregonians to stay indoors. And here’s the kicker: if we do not reverse current climate pollution trends, devastating wildfires like the ones ...

Building Back Better: What a Green Stimulus Could Look Like for Oregon

So what does building back better look like?

Strengthening clean fuels and expanding transportation electrification in Oregon

Oregon moves forward with its effort to expand its Clean Fuels Program credits, advance emissions-free transportation electrification Oregon is building on its strong leadership to reduce climate pollution from transportation fuels, as part of its work to implement the Oregon Climate Action Plan (OCAP)--Gov. Kate Brown’s March 2020 executive order on the climate crisis. One of the OCAP directives that we at OEC are most excited about is extending and strengthening Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program. Since 2016, the Clean Fuels Program has been creating jobs and working to lower pollution from fuels by making cleaner options available. In its first ...

Save money on groceries and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time

Reducing food waste can save consumers money and help Oregon meet its climate goals-- now that’s what we call a double win!

Capping climate emissions in Oregon: status update

Oregon moves forward with its plan to cap and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to support climate goals The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today submitted a final report on its plan to transition Oregon to a cleaner economy. As mandated by Governor Brown’s March 2020 Oregon Climate Action Plan (EO 20-04), DEQ must cap climate pollution from the largest sources of emissions in our state: major industrial emitters, transportation fuels, and other fuels, including natural gas. Emissions from these sectors will decline over time in order to meet the state's new goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45% below 1990 ...

How energy efficient are your computers, appliances?

Energy efficient appliances can save consumers money and help Oregon meet its climate goals.

OCAP reaches 1st major milestone; agencies file plans for climate action

Climate action moves forward in Oregon as agencies outline next steps on Governor Brown’s executive order.

Oregon Climate Action Plan gives the good news we all need

With the world as we know it seemingly crashing down around us, it’s not difficult to become completely bogged down with bad news, but that’s even more reason to try to focus on the positive.

DEQ Town Hall Talking Points

Unsure What To Say? Here are some points to keep in mind:  Climate change is a crisis and it’s already here. Oregon needs the most ambitious cap and reduce program possible to take responsibility for our state’s share of the problem and reduce air pollution. Greenhouse gas pollution causes climate change. Simply put, all greenhouse gases must be covered under "cap and reduce," and all major polluters must be held accountable for what they’re dumping into our air -- no exceptions or exemptions. We have less than 10 years to cut climate pollution in half according to science. We’ve wasted 30 years: we can’t wait or let people off ...