The latest news from Oregon Environmental Council

  • August 19, 2019

    Do everything

    For any person or organization to try to “do something” about the climate crisis, the problem can feel overwhelmingly huge and complex.Everything we do tugs on something else, and the struggle to find the “right way” to make a ...more
  • August 2, 2019

    Let's talk about microplastics

    Your closet and dresser drawers are full of plastic - and not the kind from packaging, straws and shopping bags. Some of our favorite fabrics, whether it’s techy workout gear or your fleece winter pullover, can release upwards of 730,000 ...more
  • August 1, 2019

    The 5 Ws of electric buses

    Ask any journalist, researcher, crime investigator or just any good storyteller, and they’ll tell ya: who, what, when, where, why (& how) must be answered to get a full understanding of an issue. Electric buses have found a few ...more
  • July 29, 2019

    Youth activism brings the heat to climate policy

    Oregon Environmental Council staff stood in awe this year as our own state’s youth organized thousands to rally at City Hall or schools in Portland, on Main Street at Heppner City, outside a federal courthouse in Eugene, at the steps of the Capitol in Salem as well as Bend, Corvallis, Albany and more.more
  • July 25, 2019

    OEC and Partners Voice Concern About Draft Toxic Toys Regs

    As the state agency process to develop regulations for Oregon's Toxic Free Kids Act continues, Oregon Environmental Council and our partners are voicing concern over the most recent round of draft rules.The rules in question deal with ...more
  • July 1, 2019

    For Us, Climate Action Never Dies

    Oregon Environmental Council remains more determined than ever to work on behalf of children and families from all communities in Oregon who face an uncertain climate future.more
  • June 30, 2019

    Oregon Legislature Passes Bill To Curb Toxic Diesel Exhaust

    Senate Passes Bill to Protect Oregonians from Diesel PollutionSALEM -- In a 16-to-11 vote in favor of HB 2007, after a 44-to-15 vote in favor by the Oregon House, the Oregon Senate has passed a bill to protect the health of ...more
  • June 28, 2019

    Navigating Our Way Towards A Sustainable Plastics Future

    —Belinda McFadgen, for OECWhen Victor Vescovo was about to dive into the deepest part of the world’s oceans, he was probably not expecting any plastic to beat him to it. However, deep down in the Pacific Ocean there exists the ...more
  • June 25, 2019

    OHA Making Smart Moves on Toxic Toys Rules

    As we've mentioned in previous blog posts, Oregon is in the midst of an important process to establish key regulations related to toxic ingredients in products made for kids.The third and most recent meeting of the Toxic Free Kids Act ...more
  • June 21, 2019

    Oregon House Votes to Curb Diesel Pollution

    Old dirty diesel engines may soon be on their way out SALEM -- Diesel exhaust from heavy-duty engines is one of Oregon’s biggest air toxic problems and can be solved by replacing old polluting engines with newer diesel engines or with ...more


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