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Solar Education Day at State Capitol

We held an all-day event to highlight the advances in solar technology and to celebrate the exciting future of solar power in Oregon.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon’s Biggest Polluters Spending $13,800,000 to Pollute Politics

The owner of Georgia-Pacific spent $13,800,000 on lobbying in a single year, according to a new report by Environment Oregon. The enormous spending came after Georgia-Pacific dumped 123,040 pounds of toxic chemicals into Oregon’s waterways in 2012.  

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Report | Environment Oregon

Polluting Politics

Year after year, polls show that more Americans are concerned with the pollution and quality of our waterways more than any other environmental issue. And after toxins in Lake Erie left 400,000 Toledo, OH residents unable to drink the water coming out of their taps last August, the need to protect our waterways is clear and present.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

President Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline

“Today, the pen was mightier than the pipeline.” – Charlie Fisher, Environment Oregon

As anticipated, President Obama vetoed legislation to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline today. Environment Oregon’s Charlie Fisher issued the following statement.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Stakeholders Celebrate Solar Power Advances at State Capitol

Today, environmental groups, small businesses, and clean energy advocates held an all-day event in the Oregon State Capitol during the State Legislature’s January Legislative Days to highlight the advances in solar technology and to celebrate the exciting future of solar power in Oregon. The 2015 Legislative Session begins on February 2nd, and several bills related to solar power have already been filed. 

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon wind energy could reduce pollution by equivalent of nine coal plants

Portland, OR-- The equivalent of the carbon pollution from nine coal plants could be eliminated in Oregon if wind power continues its recent growth trajectory, according to a new analysis by Environment Oregon. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development.

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