Transportation News

  • 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, 2019SALEM – 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
  • May 2, 2019

    Transportation Options Abound During National Bike Month!

    May is here and warmer weather is on the way. Spring is calling us to get out and enjoy all the beauty Oregon has to offer.May is also National Bike Month and that means many of us have an extra impetus to commute to work via bike and ...more
  • April 5, 2019

    Speak up for Transportation Justice

    Calling all Oregonians: Join us as we stand with partners across the state in support of drivers licenses for all: the “Equal Access to Roads Act” (House Bill 2015).Who should be licensed to drive? For many years, in order to ...more
  • February 1, 2019


    Oregon Environmental Council applauds the Clean Energy Jobs bill released by the Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders this week."We deeply appreciate the hard work that has gone into the Clean Energy Jobs bill and look forward to ...more
  • December 20, 2018

    22 milestones for Oregon in 2018

    Oregon Environmental Council has a bold agenda for 2019, but before we jump ahead we pause to reflect and to express our gratitude to the extraordinary community partners, civic leaders, board members and donors who stood up for a better ...more
  • October 24, 2018

    Oregonians attend DEQ hearing to speak against EPA rollbacks

    Dozens of concerned Oregonians left messages of opposition to proposals that would reverse environmental standards that protect our climate from greenhouse gases and communities from harmful air pollution during a public gathering in ...more
  • September 26, 2018

    TriMet moves to buy electric buses, diesel free by 2040

    We applaud TriMet for committing to transform its dirty diesel fleet to a modern electric fleet that greatly reduces life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, eliminates air pollution at the tailpipe, and saves the agency money.more


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