air pollution from gas power plant
A climate protection plan that exempts gas power plants(?!)
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed exempting Oregon's fossil gas power plants from the Climate Protection Program. This cannot stand.
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air pollution from gas power plant

A climate protection plan that exempts gas power plants(?!)

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed exempting Oregon's fossil gas power plants from the Climate Protection Program. This cannot stand.

chimney smog pollution

Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission chooses industry over communities to develop air pollution regulations

In my last blog post, I explained how the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was wrapping

Biden's climate and clean energy nominees

Here's your clean energy team for 2021

Biden's climate picks bring experience, grit and a focus on environmental justice. Plus: Who the gas industry is targeting now, and climate book recommendations for the holidays!

I voted

The Election arrives, along with a climate clock countdown

Climate voters vote, with candidates' positions on climate and clean energy playing a significant role in many races.

Portland crosswalk and traffic

Better transit, safer streets, cleaner air for Portland: Vote YES on Measure 26-218

Climate Solutions and Oregon Environmental Council proudly endorse Let’s Get Moving 2020. Don’t miss your chance to vote YES on Measure 26-218 at the bottom of your ballot.

Photo of air pollution from smoke stack

Cap-and-reduce: Will DEQ step up to the plate?

By no longer allowing industries to spew unlimited amounts of pollution into our air, DEQ's new cap-and-reduce policy can help transition Oregon to cleaner ways of powering our economy and communities.

Photo of smoky sky

It doesn't have to feel like Life on Mars

Our climate movement is more unified than ever, but we're reaching a critical point where we must change a lot of things all at once. Let's do this together.

Red skies above smoke stacks and pollution, indicative of the hellscape fortold from runaway climate change

Cap-and-reduce: What’s at stake as DEQ kicks off program design

One major component of the Oregon Climate Action Plan is a directive for the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to set up a new program to “cap and reduce” climate-harming pollution from Oregon’s large polluters.

Electric Fedex mail truck sits parked

Clean Trucks for Justice

Our state needs to prioritize cleaning up the delivery trucks, transit and school buses, big rigs, and other commercial vehicles that make up the medium and heavy duty transportation sector.

Two workers installing a solar panel on a roof

Stop Cuts to Oregon’s Rooftop Solar Rebate Program

Oregon legislators have proposed cutting the state’s only support for many rural and low-income communities to access solar and energy storage for their own roofs.

Electric Fedex mail truck sits parked

Clean Trucks for Justice

Our state needs to prioritize cleaning up the delivery trucks, transit and school buses, big rigs, and other commercial vehicles that make up the medium and heavy duty transportation sector.
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