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.
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Getting the Job Done

State, regional, and city government leaders are not fiddling while the planet burns. Instead, they are demonstrating the pathways to a low-carbon future.

Governor’s bold move puts Washington on track for meaningful climate action

This week Governor Inslee announced bold action to address global warming, directing his administration to use its full authority under the Clean Air Act to enforce existing limits on carbon pollution.

Shell's Arctic record: a crude reality

Why are we allowing Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic? Even if tapping a new source of oil wouldn't guarantee a future of climate chaos—and it would—there's no reason to believe Shell has what it takes to leave behind its record of disaster after disaster.

Big oil didn’t want this to happen (but it did)

Thanks to public pressure, there's a new opportunity for the people of Washington State to stand in the way of what would be the nation's largest crude oil terminal.

Oregon's curvy road toward clean energy

The 2015 Oregon legislative session concluded last week, and the outcomes for climate were decidedly mixed. With a clear win on clean fuels, there remains much to do to help transition our state from fossil fuels to clean energy.

California Dreamin'

Solar and wind power are getting cheaper all the time. California is seizing the day, showing the rest of us how to power up renewable energy on a tremendous scale.

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Solar price hits new low, mercury reaches new highs

United Airlines buys stake in biofuels firm; China, Brazil, and Korea announce climate pledges; micro-grid improves electric service for California desert town; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

Cities Get Clean Energy

City leaders across the United States see that energy efficiency means not only carbon reduction but also good government and sound economic policy:

Who's running the Port of Seattle? Candidates Forum June 29

With an election on the way, here's a valuable opportunity to hear Port Commissioner candidates discuss their vision for a prosperous and sustainable public port.

From Portland to the Vatican and beyond... to prosperity

Portland is set to vote on the 2015 Climate Action Plan, an inspiring and historic vision for climate progress, economic prosperity, healthy communities and social equity in our region.

The Path to Urban Carbon Reduction

The international climate talks are a moment in time for forward-looking urban leaders to demonstrate the collective political will they have amassed for bold climate action, and to show how far they have already come in reducing carbon emissions.

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Building Diverse Coalitions beyond Climate

Urban leaders are increasingly aligning their carbon reduction and clean energy agendas with other important community priorities—such as air quality, transportation, social equity, economic development, and climate change resilience. In doing so, they forge stronger and more diverse coalitions for climate action.  

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Climate Change in the Context of the World Environmental Crisis

The Climate Action Team of University Unitarian Church is presenting a series of distinguished lecturers talking about how climate change will affect us locally, globally, and spiritually. On the first Tuesday of every month from October, 2015, through April, 2016, we will have the opportunity to hear an expert discussing a different aspect of climate change in our present and our future.

Protect the Northwest from Big Oil!

We don't have to let Big Oil turn the beautiful Northwest into a dangerous oil train superhighway. But that's what they're trying to accomplish with new terminal proposals along our coast. Here's how we can say no!

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Tools of the Trade

Urban leaders are looking beyond their typical toolbox of policies, programs, and partnerships, and experimenting with new approaches to achieve carbon reduction through cleaner energy supply, building energy efficiency, and low-carbon transportation.

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