Climate Protection News

  • February 19, 2019

    5 things to know about Clean Energy Jobs in 2019 (Updated)

    As Oregonians get energized for clean energy legislation, we’re asking you to contact your legislators (more info below) to urge support for passing the Clean Energy Jobs.more
  • February 14, 2019

    Another massive, energetic turnout for Clean Energy Jobs

    More than 600 Oregonians, from all 30 Senate districts, gathered on Feb. 6, 2019 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in support of the Clean Energy Jobs bill (HB 2020).more
  • February 1, 2019


    Oregon Environmental Council applauds the Clean Energy Jobs bill released by the Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders this week."We deeply appreciate the hard work that has gone into the Clean Energy Jobs bill and look forward to ...more
  • December 20, 2018

    22 milestones for Oregon in 2018

    Oregon Environmental Council has a bold agenda for 2019, but before we jump ahead we pause to reflect and to express our gratitude to the extraordinary community partners, civic leaders, board members and donors who stood up for a better ...more
  • November 29, 2018

    New state agency could meet urgent need for climate action

    Without a doubt, climate change is one of Oregon’s most urgent issues of 2018. The Oregon Climate Authority would help the state better prepare for the ever-changing impacts across our land and watermore
  • November 3, 2018

    Untangling Measure 104

    Hundreds of programs statewide that protect our favorite outdoor activities and our basic necessities, like air and water, rely on taxes and fees for those protections. But there’s a sneaky ballot measure on Tuesday’s election that threatens to do enormous harm to the Oregon Constitutionmore
  • October 24, 2018

    Oregonians attend DEQ hearing to speak against EPA rollbacks

    Dozens of concerned Oregonians left messages of opposition to proposals that would reverse environmental standards that protect our climate from greenhouse gases and communities from harmful air pollution during a public gathering in ...more
  • October 3, 2018

    Oregon’s proposed law shields the state from federal rollbacks

    Gov. Brown proposes to enshrine Clean Air and Clean Water Act protections into law. more
  • September 27, 2018

    Oregonians tell lawmakers, don't delay, pass CEJ

    Lawmakers at the Capitol this week saw dozens of Oregonians set up appointments with lawmakers to express support for the Clean Energy Jobs bill, while others packed the seats at the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction, and yet others gathered to write letters to news editors.more
  • September 11, 2018

    Act now for clean buses tomorrow

    Very soon (in September 2018), Oregon's biggest user of diesel fuel will make a decision. Will TriMet invest in the cleanest buses for the future? Your comments can make a difference. Here are the details:Right now, Portland's ...more
  • September 7, 2018

    9th Circuit opinion preserves momentum for Clean Fuels Standards

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today upholding a lower court’s ruling dismissing industry claims against Oregon’s groundbreaking Clean Fuels Standard.more
  • August 21, 2018

    Oregon deserves #CleanerCars because #PollutionStinks

     It’s time for you to speak up for #CleanerCars to #StopEPARollbacks.Federal rollbacks are reversing decades of good work to hold automakers accountable.The Trump Administration and the acting leadership at the Environ...more
  • August 2, 2018

    Supreme Court ruling will help Oregonians buy more electric cars

    The Oregon Supreme Court delivered a ruling today that clears the way to help thousands of Oregonians, including low-income families, buy electric cars with the help of state rebates.Learn how to apply for an EV rebate!“These ...more
  • July 18, 2018

    Call on Oregon leaders to move forward with Clean Energy Jobs

    When the 2018 session ended, the immense public support and momentum of the Clean Energy Jobs bill helped shape an historic pathway to adoption in 2019.Our leaders in Oregon's House and Senate created a first-of-a-kind committee to ...more
  • July 17, 2018

    Time to wine down the Oregon Electric Byway

    Being able to access Oregon's public lands is essential to me, and without owning a car, it can be challenging. more


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