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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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130k reasons to stop

by Stephanie Noren on October 11, 2021

A massive oil spill in California, America readying for EV growth, big moves on gas use in buildings, Bad Apples in the Beltway, and a spotlight on Facebook’s climate denial.

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Turns out it’s a bad idea to burn fossil fuels inside our buildings too

by Greer Ryan on October 10, 2021

As heat rises, fossil fuel pollution from Oregon’s buildings looms large.

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Creating a Wave--the Pacific Northwest Says Yes to 100% Clean Electricity

by Kimberly Larson on October 8, 2021

Our latest Climate Leaders Live webinar celebrated the Pacific Northwest as the first region to commit to 100% clean energy.

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Spread the word about the clean fuels coast

by Leah Missik on October 6, 2021

Take a minute to check out the story of what people power did and share the good news of a Clean Fuels Coast!

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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

by Jacqui Trillo on September 30, 2021

We’re halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month and I hope you’ve had a chance to reflect, learn, or celebrate. I invite all Latinos to celebrate the power of your voice this month, be it Spanish or English. 

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Clean Trucks Are Here and Ready to Go

by Victoria Paykar and Leah Missik on September 27, 2021

Right now, both Washington and Oregon are taking important steps to clean up bigger trucks and vehicles. Read on to learn more about these potential rules and how you can help ensure our states adopt them in a strong and equitable way!

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Biden invokes war powers to speed clean energy shift

This week, President Biden issued a number of executive orders taking action on clean energy, to make solar panels, heat pumps, insulation and other products for the clean energy transition