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Recapping Oregon's 2022 Legislative Session
This session, the legislature provided historic levels of investments in clean energy solutions and electric vehicles, as well as significant progress for environmental and social justice in our state.
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Are we in a climate emergency? How is that not a dumb question?

After Manchin's latest reversal, real U.S. climate leadership remains a strong possibility. Also, it's hot

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Recapping Oregon's 2022 Legislative Session

This session, the legislature provided historic levels of investments in clean energy solutions and electric vehicles, as well as significant progress for environmental and social justice in our state.

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A summer of extreme extremes

100% clean electricity nationwide, scoring environmental justice, and a season of extremes 

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Rein in the biggest polluters, avert climate chaos

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality has been developing rules to hold our state's biggest polluters accountable for the first time, but we're losing ground to industry lobbyists.

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Protect Northwest farmworkers from extreme heat

Urge your members of Congress to back the federal heat safety bill.

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100% clean despite the heat

A federal "down payment" on climate (?), green hydrogen, and a note on this summer's extreme heat 

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One year ago...

It was a year ago this week that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

3 ways to cope with the smoke

If you live west of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, you likely woke up yesterday to an awful late-summer surprise (if you weren't under wildfire threat already): a blanket of unhealthy wildfire smoke.

On climate disruption, ending silence and heeding science

Breaking through Climate Silence  In the wake of Hurricane Harvey,

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Coal won’t rebound under any scenario, says DOE

China to invest $361 billion in clean energy over five years, Chevy Bolt wins Car of the Year award, VW executive arrested in Miami over emissions fraud conspiracy, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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3 ways to cope with the smoke

If you live west of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, you likely woke up yesterday to an awful late-summer surprise (if you weren't under wildfire threat already): a blanket of unhealthy wildfire smoke.
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