TriMet and the City of Portland accelerate toward 100% clean
We are excited that the City of Portland and TriMet have taken some big strides to accelerate toward 100% clean and carbon-free operations!
Oil

Remembering Lac-Mégantic—and other tragedies of our dependence on oil

It's been two years since the lethal Lac-Mégantic oil train catastrophe that killed 47 people. With oil-by-rail traffic hugely expanding through our own region—dozens of mile-long oil trains every day—future accidents would seem to be a certainty. This can't remain business as usual.

Big Oil ups lobbying pressure in response to growing clean energy momentum

Despite support of business leaders, health, faith, labor, equity, and environmental groups, clean energy polices stall out

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Green investment surging; rethinking weatherization

Oil drilling suspended in Canadian Arctic, clean fuel rule survives challenge in Oregon, New York State sets higher climate targets, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

WA Legislature must stand up to pressure from Big Oil

Undue influence from the oil industry is putting Washington’s health, climate, safety, and communities at risk. A diverse coalition is asking the State Legislature to stand up against the pressure.

After Lac-Mégantic: How many more communities must burn?

This weekend will mark the second anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster in Quebec —a derailment and explosion that killed 47 people on July 5, 2013. Let's make sure that no more communities have to experience such devastation. 

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.

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Oregon groups condemn backroom repeal of Clean Fuels program

Oregon groups condemn deal giving Big Oil an EZ Pass while taxpayers get a toll road.

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Bonn talks yield forest deal; rest of pact left to co-chairs

EPA to regulate airplanes’ climate pollution, Hawaii aims for 100% renewable power by 2045, rooftop solar installations up 76 percent, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

Shell No(t Necessary)

Melting the Arctic ice cap, then drilling for oil where the ice used to be, would be crazy and wrong even if we needed the oil. But we don’t!

Coastal Washington communities say no to oil trains

Should the health and security of our maritime communities be sacrificed for a fossil fuel export superhighway? In response to proposals for new oil and coal terminals, folks from the Grays Harbor area are coming together to protect their communities and our climate.

Plastics: oily, toxic and out of control

Plastics and other oil-based materials are the basis of many cheap and convenient products. But is it really necessary—or safe—to have these petrochemicals in almost everything we interact with and consume every day? More reasons to wean ourselves from oil.

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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 chaosand it wouldthere's no reason to believe Shell has what it takes to leave behind its record of disaster after disaster.

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Oil versus Optimism

Tough legislative sessions in Washington and Oregon are over. But we, together with an inspiring coalition, are just getting started.

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