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"Wasting our Waterways" Report Release
New report shows over 1.2 million pounds of toxic chemicals dumped into Oregon’s waterways in 2012

Today, Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center released our new report, "Wasting our Waterways," in Portland, Bend, and Eugene documenting the toxic chemicals released in Oregon's waterways in 2012.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center

New Report: Electric Cars are Putting the Brakes on Pollution

More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have increased by 500 percent.

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Report | Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center

Driving Cleaner

By 2025, widespread use of electric vehicles, coupled with a cleaner electricity grid, could reduce global warming pollution by 18.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, compared to conventional vehicles.

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1,290,750 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Oregon’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 1,290,750 pounds of toxic chemicals into Oregon’s waterways in 2012 making Oregon’s waterways 33rd worst in the nation, according to a new report by Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center. 

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Report | Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center

Wasting our Waterways

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News Release | Environment Oregon

EPA proposes first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. 

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