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Hope is huge. But is it enough?

by Jonathan Lawson on September 8, 2020

Big oil takes heat for lobbying against clean energy... plus more of the latest climate news.

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Cap-and-reduce: What’s at stake as DEQ kicks off program design

by Zach Baker on September 1, 2020

One major component of the Oregon Climate Action Plan is a directive for the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to set up a new program to “cap and reduce” climate-harming pollution from Oregon’s large polluters.

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Support BLM, wildfire relief and COVID frontlines

by Ben Jones on August 27, 2020

One thing we have learned from COVID19 is that bad things don’t happen in isolation. As the pandemic drags along, more than a million acres have already burned in California’s wildfire season. In the midst of a much needed national reckoning on racism, another Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot by police in Kenosha, WI. 

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ClimateCast: A hot and heavy week in August

by Stephanie Noren on August 24, 2020

Do Democrats oppose fossil fuel subsidies?

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Why solving the climate crisis is more urgent than ever

by Gregg Small on August 14, 2020

Does it sometimes seem like we're now living in a permanent state of emergency? Because we are. And our need for climate action is anything but a distraction.

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Clean Trucks for Justice

by Victoria Paykar on August 7, 2020

Our state needs to prioritize cleaning up the delivery trucks, transit and school buses, big rigs, and other commercial vehicles that make up the medium and heavy duty transportation sector.

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For businesses, climate is really the bottom line

by Jonathan Lawson on August 7, 2020

The next frontier for clean energy transition: clean buildings.

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Stop Cuts to Oregon’s Rooftop Solar Rebate Program

by Jonathan Gates on July 28, 2020

Oregon legislators have proposed cutting the state’s only support for many rural and low-income communities to access solar and energy storage for their own roofs.

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Facebook: stop giving climate deniers a pass

by Gregg Small on July 23, 2020

Facebook has been preventing its own fact-checkers from flagging climate disinformation in users' news feeds. That's wildly irresponsible.

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Climate urgency: where are you on the spectrum?

by Jonathan Lawson on July 17, 2020

Take a quick survey to see where you fit into the "six Americas" of climate change. Also: It was a bad week for the fossil fuel industry... and Time Magazine spotlights climate justice.

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  • Paris! we just can't leave you

    Clean energy advances through local elections We need national and international action to fight climate change, but states and cities have also been a critical piece of the solution.