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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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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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Greenwashing Gas

Gas 101: A new series covering the next big fight against fossil fuels. This edition we look at the range of tactics the gas industry is taking to hide the health and climate impacts of methane gas.

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Turns out it’s a bad idea to burn fossil fuels inside our buildings too

As heat rises, fossil fuel pollution from Oregon’s buildings looms large.

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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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Clean Buildings: Help King County keep leading on climate

We’re used to thinking of transportation as the big source of greenhouse gas emissions. But while they don't move, buildings still emit carbon and air pollution.

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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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Imagine 100 percent Clean Energy for Oregon

By committing to 100% clean energy, Oregon is investing in new job opportunities, economic recovery, healthier air, lower utility bills, and a safer climate.

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Sleuthing for truth during power outages

Photos of an ice-coated Texas wind turbine were weaponized as supposed "evidence" that renewables were to blame for widespread power outages.

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

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

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gas flare against blue sky

Greenwashing Gas

Gas 101: A new series covering the next big fight against fossil fuels. This edition we look at the range of tactics the gas industry is taking to hide the health and climate impacts of methane gas.
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