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New Report: Wind Power for a Cleaner America II

Wind Energy's Growing Benefits for Our Environment and Our Health

Wind energy is on the rise in Oregon and is providing huge environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon. Oregon’s wind energy is already avoiding more than 3,669,151 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution – the equivalent of taking 764,407 cars off the road, while saving 1,639,336,500 gallons of water per year – enough to meet the needs of 37,118 people. “Clean energy opportunities in Oregon, like wind power, can be part of the solution in addressing climate change,” said Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon’s First Congressional District. “In addition to the important environmental benefits of renewable energy, wind power provides major economic benefits for Oregon – including clean energy jobs and investment in our local economy.”