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June 23, 2022
Kate Suisman, Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, email@example.com, (503) 765-7105
Jamie Pang, Oregon Environmental Council, JamieP@OECOnline.org, (971) 353-7963
Patti Verduzco, PCUN, firstname.lastname@example.org, (503) 754-5547
Advocates Denounce Industry Lawsuit to Stop Oregon Heat and Smoke Protections; Heat Rule Already in Effect with Smoke Rule to Follow on July 1
Following the news that business industry groups - Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce, Associated Oregon Loggers Inc. and the Oregon Forest Industries ...
Oregon just took one of its biggest steps ever toward reducing climate pollution and delivering a stable climate for the future.
Oregon just took one of its biggest steps ever toward reducing climate pollution and delivering a stable climate for the future. The Climate Protection Plan adopted by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) today mandates a 50% reduction in the pollution from burning oil and fossil “natural” gas that is a primary cause of climate change.
The decision came after a robust year-and-a-half long rulemaking process, extensive ...
Oregon Environmental Council works year-round to protect Oregon's water, air, land, and communities. This year was a special one. We made Oregon a better place through our participation in state-wide coalitions, tireless bird-dogging of rulemaking processes, deft strategy in the legislative session, and hosting welcoming educational programs. This work is is a reflection of our donors. Take a moment to revel with us in these outstanding accomplishments. Then consider supporting this work, so we can add to our accomplishments in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
1. Passed ...
In a summer already marked by unprecedented temperatures and a devastating wildfire season, OEC and its partners pressed Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt a health-first standard when it comes to protecting vulnerable workers from climate hazards. As part of EO-20-04 (OCAP), Governor Kate Brown directed Oregon OSHA to develop standards in order to protect frontline workers from excessive heat caused by climate change and wildfire smoke exposure.
We know that not everyone is equally impacted by climate change. Frontline essential ...
July 16, 2021
Governor Kate Brown
Office of the Governor
900 Court Street NE, Suite 254
Salem, OR 97301-4047
Director Richard Whitman
Department of Environmental Quality
700 NE Multnomah St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232
Cc: Chair George and Members of the Environmental Quality Commission
Governor Brown and Director Whitman,
On behalf of the undersigned groups representing environmental justice, business, culturally-specific and climate advocacy organizations from across Oregon, we write to reiterate our concerns--and suggest...
Show up to these community listening sessions for the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking to help Oregon meet its climate goals.
One year after the signing of Executive Order 20-04, our coalition released a robust report assessing the state’s progress on implementation.
Today we celebrate Oregon’s leadership, the tireless work of coalition partners, and a more stable future thanks to Executive Order 20-04.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) just released its “Climate and Health in Oregon 2020” report, documenting the public health impacts from climate change across Oregon. The report is the first thorough analysis of the health effects of climate change in Oregon since 2014, and is the first of three OHA deliverables directed under EO 20-04, the Oregon Climate Action Plan.
The report findings are grim, confirming what OEC has been saying all along-- that climate change is a public health threat disproportionately affecting lower income communities, communities of ...
OEC’s Deputy Director for Programs, Jana Gastellum, and Climate Program Director, Nora Apter, recently sat down for a socially distanced conversation about the Oregon Clean Fuels Program—the labor of love that it has taken to get the program up and running, the opportunity we have now to build on those past successes, and why Oregonians should be excited about it.
Nora: I’ve sometimes heard you joke about the Clean Fuels Program as your third baby. Can you talk a bit about the campaign behind getting this program in place?
This is a third child because you have to ...