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    November 15, 2021

    What could we do with a billion dollars?

    Now that Congress has passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more than a billion dollars will be coming to Oregon for transportation. That’s great news and it presents us with a big opportunity to think about how we can ...more
  • November 8, 2021

    Top Ten Achievements of 2020-2021

    Oregon Environmental Council works year-round to protect Oregon's water, air, land, and communities. This year was a special one. We made Oregon a better place through our participation in state-wide coalitions, tireless bird-dogging of ...more
  • November 8, 2021

    E-Bike Events this Fall with OEC

    At OEC, we believe that a high-quality transportation system is one that offers people healthy and safe choices to meet their transportation needs. Electric bicycles and other kinds of small electric mobility devices, like scooters ...more
  • October 28, 2021

    Removing Barriers to Safe Home Cleaning Products

    Many popular and inexpensive home cleaning products contain toxic chemicals. There are alternatives, but they can be expensive or require extra steps. What happens when those barriers are removed? OEC partnered with Hacienda CDC to find ...more
  • 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

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