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PFAS AKA “Forever Chemicals”

By Karen Lewotsky, OEC Water Program Director & Rural Partnerships Lead Editor’s Note: When we first wrote about PFAS in 2020 they were still relatively new in the public consciousness. We knew that these forever chemicals existed, but the extent of their presence – and potential for harm – was still unclear. At the time, we
May 21, 2024, 12:23 pm
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Greetings from a Recovering Climate Pessimist

Dear fellow friends of Oregon, My name is Sam Pape. Nice to meet you! I’m the new Communications and Marketing Coordinator at OEC. I started in an interim role back in February, and was thrilled to recently accept a permanent, full-time position. In other words: I’m here to stay!
May 20, 2024, 11:30 am
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2024 Legislative Debrief Video

On May 6, we hosted our 2024 Virtual Legislative Debrief. The conversation featured Oregon Senator Janeen Sollmon. With her insights, we covered a wide range of topics — from last session’s environmental victo
May 16, 2024, 10:48 am
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Governor Kotek Nominates Ivan Gall to Lead OWRD

OEC joins our partners in applauding Governor Tina Kotek’s nomination of 
May 15, 2024, 12:33 pm
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Speak Up For the Climate Protection Program (CPP)!

Last December, the oil and gas industry and their allies delivered a devastating blow to climate justice in our state.  The Oregon Court of Appeals invalidated Oregon’s landmark
May 7, 2024, 9:41 am
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Celebrate Earth Week with BottleDrop Give!

Happy Earth Week! Obviously, this is our favorite time of year at OEC. It’s an opportunity to go on a favorite hike, connect with your community, and reflect on the beauty and bounty of our one and only planet. However, this holiday isn’t just about celebration: it’s also about looking ahead, and standing up for the future of our home. It’s no secret that we’re feeling the effects of climate change
April 25, 2024, 11:35 am
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April 16, 2024, 4:09 pm
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Transportation Program Director

April 16, 2024, 11:15 am
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2024 Spring Newsletter

Scroll to read the full issue, or download the 2024 Spring newsletter.
April 15, 2024, 3:35 pm
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