Transportation News

  • November 12, 2019

    Climate-Friendly Communities Don’t Magically Appear

    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
  • October 23, 2019

    Transportation Pricing for Equitable Mobility

    The roads belong to the public. We own the right-of-way, the sidewalks and curbs and the street.more
  • October 3, 2019

    Transportation Transformation: The Writing Is On The Wall

    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
  • September 19, 2019

    Trump didn’t just attack California’s air quality

    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
  • September 18, 2019

    Oregonians feel climate disruption, unfinished business

    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. more
  • September 11, 2019

    What does clean air mean to you?

    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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • June 19, 2019

    Legislature Passes Two Electric Vehicle Bills

    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
  • June 13, 2019

    Ways and Means members adopt HB 2020, moves forward historic climate action

    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
  • June 6, 2019

    Oregon’s landmark climate bill moves toward Ways and Means, historic action

    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
  • May 26, 2019

    Gov. Brown signs Oregon Environmental Protection Act

    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
  • May 18, 2019

    Carbon reduction committee energizes the Clean Energy Jobs bill toward passage

    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
  • May 14, 2019

    U.S. Supreme Court passes on hearing oil industry challenge against Oregon’s clean-fuels momentum

    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

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