42 results for tag: clean water


2024 Legislative Session

OEC’s legislative advocacy in the 2024 short session will take key bills over the finish line, secure essential funding for environmental programs, and deliver on our promise to stay vigilant for the health of Oregon’s environment and communities. Our advocacy helps ensure healthy air, thriving communities, clean and plentiful water, and climate resiliency. Our policies harness innovation and create new economic opportunities. They are grounded in preventing harm and advancing fairness. YOU CAN GET INVOLVED: Sign up for our Grassroots Action Information Network (GAIN) email list. We’ll send you ways to show up, communicate with legislators, ...

Water Justice, a Shared Vision for the Future

For World Water Day 2023, we affirm our commitment to water justice and elevate the Oregon Water Justice Framework, recently released by the Oregon Water Futures Project, a collaboration between water and environmental justice interests, Indigenous peoples, communities of color, low-income communities, and academic institutions. Oregon Environmental Council is proud to be a member of the Oregon Water Futures Project. Clean water is foundational to every aspect of our lives. Yet in Oregon, far too many people struggle every day to have their water needs met. We must continue to work to promote improved water quality, protect natural resources, and ...

New report elevates water justice in Oregon

Oregon Water Futures Project takes learnings to legislators and wins new funding for equitable water access

Introducing: Oregon Water Futures Project

A new partnership to elevate community voices in water policy and define water justice with Oregonians on the frontlines of our water challenges.

Emerging toxics: PFAS in groundwater

“Forever chemicals” and where they’re being found in Oregon.

Video Debut: Changing Currents, A Tribal Vision for Water

The latest from ATNI’s tribal water initiative features tribal youth and leaders sharing their vision for the future of our waters

Keeping Water Within Reach

State action is needed to make sure Oregonians have access to running water for hygiene and health during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

7 Films for World Water Day

Here are our staff movie picks to broaden and energize your #MyWaterWhy this World Water Day.

More than a decade of work will not be silenced.

2019 has been a tumultuous year for Oregonians and our environment. As we look to the future, we remain more committed than ever to the idea that people coming together with passion and perseverance can positively alter the course of the future. There is much work yet to do: In the last legislative session, the Oregon legislature failed to vote on the Clean Energy Jobs bill. It was a disappointing outcome after an inspiring show of support for the bill over many years. More than a decade of work will not be silenced. The crucial work of Oregon Environmental Council has always been—and will always be—fueled by the broad support of our members ...

Water. Culture. Tradition. Protection.

Indigenous relationships to water go deeper than a resource. A new project aims to bring Native voices to the forefront of state water conversations.