Climate and energy

Ashley Miller | 07.23.12 2:47 pm

There is a very heated debate over coal trains in the Northwest.  Currently, there are plans to have several new coal export facilities built in the Northwest.  In Washington, potential sites include Cherry Point, Longview, and Grays Harbor.  In Oregon they are proposing coal exports at Port Westward, Port of Morrow, and Coos Bay.   Coal is a very dirty source of power, and these new sites would increase the amount of coal being shipped out to Asian countries for them to burn for their ever growing energy needs.  And in order for the coal to make it to the shipping facilities, it has to be moved across several states via train.

Andy Maggi | 01.20.12 2:34 pm

A few weeks ago, in response to a question about climate change, Rob Cornilles said, "I'm running for congress, not scientist." While this might be true, it is not an excuse to ignore science.

Elected officials take countless votes over the course of their careers. Often votes involve issues where they may have little or no expertise. In this instance Rob could have easily said, “I am not running for economist or farmer.”

Doug Moore | 01.13.12 5:29 pm

I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from the Special Election in Oregon’s First Congressional District. As someone moving across the country to start a new job, I wasn’t familiar with the candidates and I was only just learning about the communities in the 1st District.

Tresa | 10.18.11 1:34 pm

If you don't know Jerry Herrmann you should.

Jerry HermmannJerry is a dedicated Clackamas County Steering Committee member who works hard to protect Oregon's natural legacy by electing pro-environment leaders. He's also been featured on Good Morning America for his famous feasts of traditionally prepared Native American Salmon Bakes. 

| 09.12.11 9:36 am

"Climate change is not your fault. The climate crisis is our problem, and real solutions can come when we address it together." - Al Gore.

On Wednesday, Al Gore will spearhead a 24 hour effort to cut through rhetoric and distortion to get back to the reality on the problem of global climate change.

Here's his video from the Climate Reality Project launching this effort: 


| 09.08.11 1:40 pm

See those two men in the picture? The one on the left is Galileo Galilei, a scientist and philosopher who lived in Italty during the 16th and 17th centuries. The other is Rick Perry, present-day Governor of Texas and Republican Presidential hopeful. 

| 05.02.11 3:00 pm

With ballots arriving this past weekend I want to encourage all OLCV members and Portland residents who care about the environment to vote YES for Portland Schools. I especially encourage you to vote yes on 26-121, the new school facilities bond measure.

| 04.26.11 10:52 am

At our 14th Annual Celebration for the Environment, Governor John Kitzhaber offered stirring remarks about the importance of the OLCV and our work on myriad conservation issues. And he affirmed his commitment to work with us to protect Oregon's great natural legacy for future generations. 

Here's just a small sample of his remarks:

Since I was last in office, you have had a truly productive eight years – organizing, educating, and sometimes scratching and clawing to protect Oregon’s land, air and water for future generations. 

| 04.19.11 9:56 am

At this year's OLCV Annual Celebration dinner, we debuted a video featuring several Oregon business leaders, conservationists, and elected officials as they look back at the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. They go on to talk about the critical work that OLCV does to protect Oregon's environment and create jobs at the same time.

Click below to watch the video:

Tresa | 03.28.11 10:19 pm

I never expected to blog about insulation, water heaters or energy efficient furnaces. But expectations shift according to experience. And I had an experience that I would like to share. 

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