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It's the 11th hour for climate and Congress
The climate crisis seems to be getting worse, but we also know there is a window of time right now when we can still make a big positive difference.
Climate policy
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Time to tell Congress: no climate action, no deal

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?

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

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

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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WE DID IT: 100% clean energy for all Oregonians

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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Keystone XL is kaput

TriMet doubles down on clean electricity, Keystone XL pipeline is cancelled, and carmakers up the ante on EVs.

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It's the 11th hour for climate action in Salem

23 days. That’s how much time is left in the legislative session in Salem.    97° F. That’s the record-breaking temperature in Salem on June 1st.

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Waking up from the fever dream

Climate tailwinds in Oregon, Ford reigns EV, and Big Oil shakedown in this week's ClimateCast 

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2021 Washington climate wins are real

Our hard-won, 2021 legislative wins on climate are motivated by the idea that tackling the climate crisis can help us create good jobs, it must advance the cause of racial justice, and it must begin to redress past harms and prevent future ones. 

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Washington State officially enters a new phase of climate action

Washington State enters a new climate action phase, Oregon's EV incentives get a boost, and fossil fuels are declared incompatible with a healthy future.

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So… What just happened in Salem?

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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