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So… What just happened in Salem?

by Jonathan Lee on July 23, 2021

Oregon’s 2021 legislative session has come to a close. We’ve made some major progress on statewide climate action, but before we dive into those details, let’s talk about how we got here.

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Time to tell Congress: no climate action, no deal

by Leah Missik on July 21, 2021

This really may be our best and last chance to pass the climate investments we need at the federal level. Act now!

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Can Congress get real on clean energy?

by Jonathan Lawson on July 16, 2021

Climate advocates put pressure on lawmakers as western states suffer drought and extreme heat

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Here's to hope during the heat

by Gregg Small on July 14, 2021

After an incredible run of climate progress, what's next for the Northwest?

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Keeping the momentum going on clean transportation

by Victoria Paykar on July 8, 2021

Oregon passed two clean transportation bills so far this year, but our work isn’t over.

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Sweating in the heat? All-electric buildings provide a cool solution

by Deepa Sivarajan on July 7, 2021

With fossil fuels as the energy source for our buildings, we’re only going to see more unprecedented heat waves. We need to reduce our emissions and protect our communities. That’s where the movement towards clean, safe, all-electric buildings comes in. 

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Tell Congress: no climate action, no deal on infrastructure

by Gregg Small on July 7, 2021

The American Jobs Act could provide the biggest-ever US investment in clean energy and equitable climate progress. But the fossil fuel industry is lobbying hard to make sure that doesn't happen. Let's stand up now for climate action!

Days of slow burning

by Jonathan Lawson on July 1, 2021

Last weekend's record-breaking heat dome has largely passed, but continues to wreak havoc with heat-related deaths, power outages and wildfires

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WE DID IT: 100% clean energy for all Oregonians

by Meredith Connolly on June 26, 2021

HUGE NEWS from Salem!! House Bill 2021, which commits Oregon to 100% clean, carbon-free energy by 2040, was just passed by the state legislature!

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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.