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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities

The use of solar power is expanding rapidly across the United States. By the end of 2014, the United States had 20,500 megawatts (MW) of cumulative solar electric capacity, enough to power four million average U.S. homes. This success is the outcome of federal, state and local programs that are working in concert to make solar power accessible to more Americans, thereby cleaning our air, protecting our health, and hedging against volatile electricity prices.

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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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