14 results for tag: environment


The Clean Green Lobby Machine painted the Capitol green on Tuesday!

What happens when a piece of coal and a wind farmer play tug-of-war? At the feet of the Capitol’s tall granite walls, solar panels and wind turbines challenged Big Coal to a game of tug-o-war. One hundred and eighty clean energy advocates stood on the Capitol’s steps, wearing green and yellow t-shirts or dressed as wind turbine operators. The sun was shining, chants rang in the air and, in the end, clean energy won the battle—sending Big Coal to its dusty grave!This good-natured scene followed an inspiring address from Treasurer Ted Wheeler on Oregon’s sustainable investments at this week’s Lobby Day for the Environment: The Clean ...

Press Release: Clean Fuels Program Drives On

The bill to lift the sunset on the Clean Fuels Program, SB 324, was approved by the Oregon Senate today by a vote of 17-13. The program is key for Oregon to meet its climate goals and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels by 10% over ten years.

One Victory for Clean Fuels and Working for Many More!

the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources held a public hearing on SB324, which if passed, will reauthorize the Clean Fuels Program and cut carbon pollution across our state.OEC was there, along with proponents from the business community, health sector, consumer and environmental groups. Together, we filled the room to give testimony in support of this important program. “I don’t ever remember this many people showing up to a hearing,” noted Senator Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River), as we sat patiently to express their views.The energy in the room was palatable. While we remained respectfully quiet during proceedings, the ...

12 Wins for Oregon’s Environment in 2014

Across the state, Oregonians worked together in 2014 for the benefit of our environment. Here are a few of the many wins Oregon can celebrate as we reflect on the past year. We congratulate the great work of so many people and organizations that made this work possible. Well done, Oregon and cheers!Congrats to the many organizations who made these wins happen!Safer products guideline adoption: Oregon Environmental CouncilThe People's Climate March: 350PDX and environmental, social justice, faith and peace organizations across OregonOregon Business Climate Declaration: Climate Solutions and Oregon Environmental CouncilCity of ...