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Dec. 11, 2007 — Oregon Environmental Council Publishes Comprehensive Review of Oregon’s Stormwater Practices
Dec. 5, 2007 — City of Hillsboro, Oregon Environmental Council, and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability to Host First-Ever Oregon Local Climate Protection Workshop December 10th
Nov. 12, 2007 — Oregonians Test Positive for Toxic Chemicals
Oregonians are polluted with many hazardous chemicals according to a new study conducted by the Oregon Environmental Council
October 29, 2007 — Fueling Oregon with Sustainable Biofuels
A new report from the Oregon Environmental Council examines the opportunities and pitfalls associated with Oregon biofuels production
August 22, 2007 — Western Climate Initiative Announces Regional Carbon Reduction Targets
Oregon Environmental Council — Ecumenical Ministries of the Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns — Environment Oregon — 3E Strategies — Physicians for Social Responsibility — Oregon; Environmental Entrepreneurs — Oregon; National Wildlife Federation — Renewable Northwest Project — Climate Leadership Initiative — Institute for a Sustainable Environment — University of Oregon
August 16, 2007 — Oregon Environmental Council to Host Event Exploring Economic Opportunities Associated with Clean Technologies and Global Warming
August 6, 2007 - Governor Kulongoski to Sign Climate Change Integration Act Tomorrow; Oregon Wineries Commit to Goals of Carbon Neutrality
June 25, 2007 – Oregon Senate Passes HB 3543, Establishing Firm Targets for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Oregon
June 21, 2007 - Oregon Senate Passes HB 2210, Creating Renewable Fuel Standards, Promoting a Healthy Environment, Energy Independence and Rural Economic Development for Oregon
Oregon Environmental Council's priority bill creates opportunities for Oregon farmers, expands markets for Oregon biofuels, and establishes sustainable, regional model for biofuels production
June 19, 2007—Oregon Environmental Council and Oregon Wine Board to Present “Slowing Global Warming: A Workshop for the Wine Industry”
June 12, 2007—Portland Public Schools and Oregon Environmental Council Team Up for Cleaner Air, Energy Savings
Partnership to replace aging boiler highlights proactive efforts to protect children’s health and cut energy costs
May 15, 2007—Oregon House Passes Clean Diesel Legislation Unanimously
Visionary leadership promotes the health of Oregon kids, reduces the high health and environmental costs of diesel pollution
May 2, 2007—Washington’s Landmark State Climate Change Bill Becomes Law Tomorrow
Gov. Gregoire to sign SB 6001 during 1:30 p.m. ceremony at Vancouver’s Water Resources Center
April 9, 2007—Oregon Environmental Council Publishes Cleaner Rivers Report
Water quality status report uncovers threats and opportunities, examines Oregonians’ necessary and complex relationship with our rivers
April 3, 2007—Local Groups Join Nationwide Call to Action on Global Warming
April 14th rally in downtown Portland one of over 1,000 National Day of Climate Action events
March 13, 2007—Oregon Environmental Council Announces 2007 Forum for Business and the Environment Series
The 2007 series focuses on the economic risks and opportunities associated with global warming
March 1, 2007—Oregon House of Representatives Votes to Adopt a Statewide Renewable Fuel Standard
HB 2210 overwhelmingly approved, creating unprecedented opportunity for Oregon growers, strengthening local economies and promoting energy independence
Feb. 26, 2007—Oregon Environmental, Faith, Consumer and Clean Energy Organizations Express Support of Five-State Memorandum of Understanding on Global Warming
Citizens’ Utility Board * Cascadia Region Green Building Council * Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon * Fair & Clean Energy Coalition * Oregon Environmental Council * Oregon Interfaith Global Warming Campaign * OSPIRG
Feb. 9, 2007—EPA Rules to Cap Benzene Emissions
Oregon Environmental Council calls for state legislature to continue to close loopholes in air quality laws and protect the health of Oregonians
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