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The good, the bad, and the necessary next steps

by Jonathan Lee on November 19, 2021

Harrowing floods  After a summer where record-breaking heat waves made international headlines, low-lying towns and neighborhoods in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia suffered horrific losses from severe flooding from the “atmospheric river” of rain that dumped down this week.

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VICTORY! Oregon accelerates toward clean truck leadership

by Victoria Paykar on November 17, 2021

Earlier today, Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission voted to pass the Clean Truck Rules that will help us transition to zero emission trucks and reduce smog pollution from new diesel truck engines.

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Oregon is poised to become a clean truck leader

by Victoria Paykar on November 11, 2021

On November 17th, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission will vote on whether to adopt Clean Truck Rules that have the tremendous opportunity to improve public health and clean up our transportation sector!

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An open letter to Seattle's new mayor

by Deepa Sivarajan on November 8, 2021

Despite a recent Executive Order on climate action by outgoing Seattle mayor, Jenny Durkan, Seattle is still behind on its goals. Deepa Sivirajan has a few recommendations for Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell on making climate central to his future governance.

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Not everything, definitely something

by Stephanie Noren on November 7, 2021

A summary of COP26 coverage, infrastructure headed to Biden’s desk, climate bright spots from the elections, and a new ABBA record

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Unprecedented times, unprecedented action needed

by Gregg Small on November 3, 2021

A lot of the focus today is what happened yesterday, Election Day. But at the end of last week, two surreal things happened at the same time in Washington, D.C.

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TriMet is on the road to clean and climate-friendly public transportation

by Jonathan Lee on November 2, 2021

Oregon’s largest public transit agency has committed to fueling its existing fleet of transit vehicles with renewable diesel, as part of its transition to a clean, non-polluting transit vehicle fleet.

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Greenwashing Gas

by Deepa Sivarajan and Madeline Goodwin on October 29, 2021

Gas 101: A new series covering the next big fight against fossil fuels. This edition we look at the range of tactics the gas industry is taking to hide the health and climate impacts of methane gas.

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Still raging against the Manchin

by Stephanie Noren on October 21, 2021

Federal climate inaction ahead of COP26, offshore wind gets a US start, and heavy duty EVs

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Tell legislators that a better future for Washington #TakesTransportation

by Leah Missik on October 13, 2021

We're past due for a new package of transportation projects, planning efforts, and innovations. We want legislators to pass a new package—and to ensure our transportation systems are equitable, accessible, safe, affordable, and clean.

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The good, the bad, and the necessary next steps

Harrowing floods  After a summer where record-breaking heat waves made international headlines, low-lying towns and neighborhoods in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia suffered horrific losses from severe flooding from the “atmospheric river” of rain that dumped down this week.