August 2, 2022 — Today, old-growth forest and wildlife advocates provided the U.S. Forest Service the means to reconsider the pending Trump-era “Flat Country” timber sale in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest. The vast majority of the proposed logging would be in mature and old-growth forests, with over 1,000 acres of clearcutting, even though President Biden this year ordered his administration to prioritize conserving these forests as a crucial climate protection.
Gas stoves leak climate-warming methane even when they’re off
by Jeff Brady (NPR). Originally published January 12, 2022 6:35 am on OPB.org. Updated January 27, 2022 at 7:55 AM ET.
Your natural gas cooking stove may leak climate-warming methane even when it is turned off, warns a new Stanford University study.
That’s important because methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas than even carbon dioxide, though it doesn’t linger in the atmosphere nearly as long.
Oregon Utility Using Greenwashing and ‘Renewable Natural Gas’ To Push Back on Potential Gas Bans
More than 40 cities have enacted bans on new gas infrastructure, but in the Pacific Northwest one company is trying a new tactic to head off climate policy. By Nick … Continue reading Oregon Utility Using Greenwashing and ‘Renewable Natural Gas’ To Push Back on Potential Gas Bans
No Free Pass for Dirty Fracked Gas!
WHAT: Environmental Quality Commission WHEN: Friday, March 26 at 10:15am PSTTestify virtually to make sure climate polluters aren’t exempt from regulation! The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is in … Continue reading No Free Pass for Dirty Fracked Gas!
Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral
By Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in The Register-Guard, Nov. 28, 2020. In Eugene, the home of the tree-hugger, a new kind of climate denial is taking shape — climate … Continue reading Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral
Op-ed: Climate Crisis Worsens While We Wait for Action
By Tim Ream Lionel Richie was burning up the pop charts. Americans were freaking out over the release of “New Coke.” And few were giving much thought to climate … Continue reading Op-ed: Climate Crisis Worsens While We Wait for Action