Oregon Environmental Council and 1000 Friends of Oregon have a long history of partnership, especially working together to advance compact community design with a myriad of reliable alternatives to driving. When people live close to their ...more
Greenhouse gas emissions aren’t something you can easily feel or smell or see in your daily life. It’s hard for us to get a sense of what the volume is, and whether it’s going up or down. That’s why it’s so important to track the ...more
President Donald Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency are attempting to undo the work of thousands of Oregonians and dozens of organizations that successfully demanded Clean Car Standards in Oregon in 2006.more
Climate disruption, along with unchecked air and water pollution from dirty energy sources, is harming Oregonians, and for too long, our leaders have put off addressing climate change in a comprehensive way.
Oregon Environmental Council is celebrating Park(ing) Day on September 20, 2019. Park(ing) Day is a global event that allows us to reclaim our public space and imagine what we could do with them if we weren’t using them to store ...more
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
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
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
Imagine a transportation system with lots of options for getting around. Imagine vehicles that produce no air pollution and are safe for our climate. Those solutions are needed to tackle the fact that nearly 40% of Oregon's climate ...more
Thousands of Oregonians, hundreds of businesses and dozens of statewide organizations have waited long enough, and Oregon Environmental Council applauds lawmakers for bringing HB 2020 to a vote in the House and Senate floors.more
Natural Resources subcommittee OKs HB 2020 after amendment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 5, 2019
SALEM – Oregon’s continued response to climate disruption took its next step Wednesday evening, as dozens of statewide organizati...more
Oregon told the nation and the Trump Administration today that the state intends to keep environmental protections, not roll them back.
Gov. Kate Brown signed into law the Oregon Environmental Protection Act, which ensures Oregoni...more
Members approved HB 2020, bill moves to Ways and Means
PORTLAND -- Members of the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction approved the Clean Energy Jobs bill, HB 2020, Friday afternoon - signaling Oregon’s progress toward becoming the ...more
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a 2015 lawsuit challenging Oregon’s authority to clean up its polluting fuels, like gasoline and diesel, by encouraging the use of better sources like electricity, sustainable biofuels and renewable diesel.more