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

The EQC has decided to stack the cap-and-reduce rulemaking advisory committee with fossil fuel and big business interests.

Sunrise at Pilot Rock, Oregon

Join the club on this 350th day of the year

Climate Solutions’ 350 Club members are an integral part of our organization and your help is needed to propel the transition to our clean energy future.

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The surprising economics behind going all-electric (hint, the numbers are pretty good)

So far our blog series on clean, all-electric buildings has shown how we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health and safety, but what about the economic impacts?

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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.

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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.

Oregon Capitol in springtime

Oregon fills leadership gap on parallel COVID, climate crises

Global warming has not paused to respect social distancing during these ‘corona times.’ However, in early March, Oregon Governor Kate Brown delivered one of the country's strongest Executive Orders on climate in early March, now called the “Oregon Climate Action Plan.”

Oregon Capitol

Oregon reclaims leadership on bold climate action

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has fulfilled her long-standing promise to take strong executive action to curb climate pollution. Learn more about what it does and why it matters.

Our plan for 2020: more climate progress in WA

Over the course of a quick eight weeks, Washington lawmakers will consider hundreds of proposals. Here are five climate bills we need to keep top priority on their agenda.

Oregon is falling behind on climate action

A growing list of states and territories have adopted carbon pricing policies, enacted more robust low-carbon fuel standards, and committed to a timeline for transitioning to 100% clean electricity, but Oregon is not among them.

Maintaining hope in the age of climate change

What it's like to read climate news every day: some days, it’s inspiring. Other days, it weighs heavy on the heart.