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Climate Change is Real – So Is the Movement for Progress

NASA just released a report confirming 2014 as the hottest year on Earth since 1880. The US Senate (with a Republican majority nonetheless) agreed that climate change is real, “not a hoax.” Mainstream media regularly reports on the subject. “Climate change” is no longer considered an environmentalist’s phrase – it’s part of our everyday lexicon. Locally, we see and feel its effects. Mt. Hood’s snowpack is at an all-time low – in fact, 20 sites around western Oregon have reported record low snowpack for the end of January. Less snow means less snowmelt runoff for our rivers and streams, a drier Oregon summer, and a longer wildfire ...

Clean fuels work, and here’s why.

The Clean Fuels Standard launched January 2016. The Standard offers a brighter economic and environmental future for Oregon by offering drivers more options when they fuel up. By gradually transitioning to cleaner fuels like electricity, sustainable biofuels, biogas and propane, Oregon will reduce transportation costs, support our local economy, create good-paying jobs, cut climate pollution and lessen our dependence on Big Oil. The Clean Fuels Standard is a flexible, market-based, performance driven standard. Companies are already enrolling to produce or sell more clean fuels in Oregon, from Fred Meyer's purchase of 500,000 gallons of renewable ...

OEC and The Oregon Business Climate Declaration

From the boardrooms of Oregon’s largest employers to the Main Street of every major city in the state, Oregon businesses are calling for state action on climate change. Under the banner of the Northwest Business for Climate Action Coalition, hundreds of leading Oregon businesses are recognizing a clear and present need for state action to protect our region’s natural assets, its vibrant communities and its growing economy by signing on to the Oregon Business Climate Declaration. Oregon Environmental Council played a critical role in motivating these businesses to speak out and support action: Last fall, OEC’s Executive Director Andrea ...