Resource guide: Endangered Species Day / 50th anniversary of Endangered Species Act
New report: Rooftop solar on America’s warehouses could power every household in every state’s largest city
Statement: Biden administration announces new plan to restore public lands
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‘You have the power’ webinar details how to electrify homes with new tax credits
Experts share how new federal policies can save Americans money, reduce pollution
Panel discussion: How to get started on winter weatherization using new federal, state incentives
As energy costs rise across the country, many consumers are looking for ways to reduce energy use and save money.
New analysis: As renewable energy grows nationwide, Oregon has room to grow
In 2021, America produced three times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2012.
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Call to cut down water pollution as Supreme Court case, 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act, near
Climate Week webinar: ‘Uniting States for 100% Renewable Energy’
Experts, state officials celebrated increased adoption of clean energy in states, discussed what’s next
Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.
On Thursday, OSPIRG Foundation, Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group released a new report that finds from 2010 through nearly the end of 2021, almost 2,600 gas pipeline incidents occurred in the United States that were serious enough to require reporting to the federal government. That’s the equivalent to one every 40 hours.
Logging mature and old trees threatens U.S. climate goals
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday signed a memorandum to clarify the U.S. Forest Service’s direction on climate policy. The memo, "Climate Resilience and Carbon Stewardship of America's National Forests and Grasslands," follows a recent White House executive order highlighting the importance of conserving mature and old-growth forests on federal lands as a climate solution. The memo, which lays out “actions to restore forests, improve resilience, and address the climate crisis”, falls short in meeting the ambition outlined in President Joe Biden’s order on old forests and trees. Secretary Vilsack acknowledges the role that older trees play in absorbing and storing carbon and supporting biodiversity. But he fails to outline a plan for his agency to protect mature and old-growth forests and trees from commercial logging.
RESOURCE: The 10 most polluting power plants in Oregon
Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on West Virginia vs Environmental Protection Agency, a case that will determine the EPA’s authority to regulate climate pollution, Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center and OSPIRG Foundation are releasing a new factsheet ranking Oregon's dirtiest power plants.
Statement: White House invokes Defense Production Act for clean energy
President Joe Biden authorized use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) on Monday to speed up the domestic production of key clean energy technologies for use in buildings.
Statement: Interior Department proposes first offshore California wind lease sales
The Department of the Interior has announced the first proposed lease sales for wind power off the shore of California and the United States’ West Coast.