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    January 23, 2023

    New Initiatives for Safe, Affordable, Climate-Friendly Homes and Buildings

    The 2023 legislative session presents a vital opportunity to make progress in achieving our climate goals and protect families and communities from ever-worsening climate impacts. OEC is excited to support a “Building Resilience” ...more
  • A farmworker carries berries in a field
    January 23, 2023

    Climate Protection Win for Oregon Workers

    Industry plaintiffs brought two claims against rules to protect workers in Oregon from the harmful and dangerous impacts of exposure to heat and smoke. Both suits were dismissed “with prejudice” which means they were dismissed perman...more
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    January 15, 2023

    Now Hiring - Legislative Director

    Title: Legislative Director Status: Regular FLSA Classification: Exempt Hours: 1.0 full-time equivalent Reports to: Deputy Director for Programs Location: Portland, OR Supervisory Responsibiliti...more
  • December 20, 2022

    REBuilding Task Force Delivers Recommendations

    The buildings we use for homes, workplaces, and gathering spaces play a special role in the future of our changing climate. They can provide a safe place to escape extreme heat, storms, or wildfires caused by climate change. But when those ...more
  • December 20, 2022

    Prioritizing Children’s Health in Kid’s Products

    Toxic chemicals that harm health should not be in our kids' products. But they are. Thousands of chemicals lurk in products our kids use every day and children are far more vulnerable to toxics than adults due to their smaller size and ...more
  • December 20, 2022

    A Clean Cars Win!

    Today, Oregon took a momentous step to reduce air pollution and help us meet our state’s transportation emission reduction goals by passing the Advanced Clean Cars II Rule (ACCII). These rules will help us in our transition to 100% ...more
  • December 12, 2022

    2022 Fall Newsletter

  • November 14, 2022

    Tolling in Oregon: What's The Deal?

    What is tolling? It seems like a simple question, but a “toll” can be understood in many different ways. Most simply, a toll is a charge for driving a vehicle on a specific piece of roadway.  Looking beyond that, though, there are a ...more
  • November 14, 2022

    The Inflation Reduction Act for Oregon

    Only a few months ago, things were not looking good for federal climate action. The Supreme Court had just voted to strike down the Clean Power Plan. Senator Manchin of West Virginia had just announced he would not support a reconciliation ...more
  • November 9, 2022

    Native American Heritage Month Resources - 2022

    Engage with our partners who serve Native American communities and tribes in Oregon and beyond. Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians In 1953 farsighted tribal leaders in the Northwest formed the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest ...more


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