The latest news from Oregon Environmental Council

  • October 15, 2021

    Campaign Manager, Transportation and Climate Programs

      Title: Campaign Manager, Transportation and Climate Programs Status: Temporary FLSA Classification: Exempt Hours: 1.0 full-time equivalent, limited duration expected to last at least 18 months, based on ...more
  • October 11, 2021

    We've moved!

    After 18 years of being in our downtown office space, we have moved east of the river into the East Bank Lofts! The move is bittersweet as we transition from a loved and familiar space to a new and exciting chapter in OEC history. We made ...more
  • October 8, 2021

    Summer isn’t the only time to worry about woodsmoke

    As we roll into fall, many people start cleaning out their wood-burning stoves and fireplaces to start heating their homes, or just to get that cozy ambiance. What many people don’t realize is that, when a lot of people are burning wood ...more
  • October 5, 2021

    ODOT Mega-projects in the Portland area

    The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has a mega-project wishlist. The top projects on this list are the Abernethy Bridge on I-205, and the Boone Bridge, the Rose Quarter, and the Columbia River Crossing on I-5.  These projects ...more
  • September 30, 2021

    Without TFKA expansions, OHA forced to choose 5 chemicals to regulate

    There’s thousands of potentially harmful chemicals in products that are marketed to kids. As of now, OHA can regulate just a few of them. We need to change that.  In 2015, OEC’s advocacy lead to the passage of a groundbreaking law, ...more
  • September 13, 2021

    Insights & reflections from our summer intern, Juliáe Riva!

    This summer, I was thrilled to be hosted by Oregon Environmental Council through the Emerging Leaders Internship program. I was especially excited because I’d be using my time in the internship to conduct research to help OEC assess its ...more
  • September 10, 2021

    Road-trips, Representatives and Adventures in Eastern Oregon

    Summer is road-trip time, and recently, OEC staff Karen Lewotsky (Water Policy and Rural Partnerships Director) and Morgan Gratz-Weiser (Legislative Director) headed southeast across Oregon to Crane, with stops along the way in Tumalo and ...more
  • September 2, 2021

    New report elevates water justice in Oregon

    Oregon Water Futures Project takes learnings to legislators and wins new funding for equitable water accessmore
  • August 31, 2021

    Strengthening Oregon's Climate Protection Program

    The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is getting closer to finalizing rules for a new Climate Protection Program. Over the past year, DEQ has made a number of positive changes to strengthen the rules; however, a few key ...more
  • August 27, 2021

    Building Back Better with a Strong Reconciliation Package

    OEC and nearly 50 other state-based partners call on congressional leaders to build back better through bold investments in climate, jobs, and justice. August 26, 2021  RE: Please help Oregon build back better by supporting an ...more

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