Photo of sunrise over Steens Mountain - Little Blitzen Gorge, 2016
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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It's the 11th hour for climate and Congress

We all know the weather is getting weirder and worse. Pollution from fossil fuels is fueling the climate crisis.

Photo of sunrise over Steens Mountain - Little Blitzen Gorge, 2016

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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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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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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We did it! 100% clean and fossil-free Multnomah county buildings

Multnomah County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution ensuring all new county-owned buildings—including libraries, courthouses, and community centers—are built to be fossil-free and utilize 100% clean and renewable energy.

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Oregonians: It's time to SPRING into climate action!

We're pleased to report forward progress on two of our high-priority climate bills.

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Oregon's Climate Action Plan (OCAP) turns one

Just over a year ago, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Executive Order 20-04, now cal

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2021: Action time for climate in the Oregon Legislature

As the historic wildfires that devastated Oregon last September and the most recent ice storms make clear, climate chaos is here and harming Oregon’s communities and well-being now.

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Living cleaner: why cities are shifting to all-electric buildings

We can make sure that our buildings are healthy and safe. A transition to all-electric will require our communities dispelling misinformation and speaking up for policies that move us off gas in an equitable and just way.

Photo of sunrise over Steens Mountain - Little Blitzen Gorge, 2016

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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