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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New report outlines how electric school buses could speed Oregon's transition to clean electric grid

Our new report out today examines how the transition to electric school buses, in addition to keeping diesel exhaust out of developing lungs, could help speed up the expansion of clean energy by providing a critical source of reliable battery storage. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

The missing link in Biden’s climate agenda: letting older trees grow

A coalition of over 75 groups, launched a new climate initiative on Tuesday called the Climate Forests Campaign. The campaign is calling on the Biden administration to engage in federal rulemaking to conserve mature and old-growth trees on federal lands.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Statement: $7.7 million for EV charging infrastructure in Oregon

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Oregon will receive over $7.7 million for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. 

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Groups urge EPA and Army Corps to restore nation’s clean water protections

Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Clean Water Network delivered support from nearly 100 groups Monday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers urging federal policymakers to officiallyrescind the Trump administration's Navigable Waters Protection Rule (also known as the ‘Dirty Water Rule’) and restore protections for our nation’s waterways. In addition, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Environmental Action submitted 18,316 comments from their individual members on this issue.

News Release | Environment America

Nation’s environmental leaders urge Governor Newsom to save solar

SAN FRANCISCO – As the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) considers gutting the state’s bedrock solar program, a broad coalition of national and state environmental organizations delivered a letter Wednesday to CPUC commissioners and Gov. Gavin Newsom urging them to immediately issue an alternative that allows rooftop solar and battery storage to continue to grow. The letter was delivered by 70 organizations, including Environment America, Environment California, Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Environmental Working Group and the Center for Biological Diversity.

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