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How we build has major climate impacts
Numerous Oregon cities from Bend to Beaverton want to require stronger energy efficiency building standards, but Oregon’s existing state policies are holding them back.
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Washington city #4: Clean energy and climate progress by going all-electric

Olympia is the fourth Pacific Northwest city to prioritize clean air and health through action on buildings

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How we build has major climate impacts

Numerous Oregon cities from Bend to Beaverton want to require stronger energy efficiency building standards, but Oregon’s existing state policies are holding them back.

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Oregon's EQC votes to approve Climate Protection Program

Earlier today, Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission just approved new rules that will help hold Oregon's industrial polluters accountable.

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Oregon’s “Future of Gas” Process: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Oregon PUC regulators are tasked with figuring out how to protect customers and reduce risk, while gas utilities grapple with how to meet climate pollution reduction goals while continuing to meet customers’ needs.

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The good, the bad, and the necessary next steps

Harrowing floods in the PNW, a wrap-up of the COP26 conference, and some federal progress on climate.

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VICTORY! Oregon accelerates toward clean truck leadership

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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An open letter to Seattle's new mayor

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

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

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

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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top of seattle space needle set against sunset

An open letter to Seattle's new mayor

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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