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Tresa | 02.21.12 10:55 am

Marine Reserves one step closer to passage

UPDATE: SB 1510, just cleared its final legislative hurdle a short while ago, gaining approval of the Oregon House by a vote of 57 to 2! It will now head to the Governor's desk to be signed into law.

This is a huge victory for all Oregonians.

SB 1510 passed out of the Senate earlier this month on a bipartisan 25-5 vote. Last week, the bill passed out of the House Energy, Environment, and Water Committee. 

Tresa | 02.14.12 6:01 pm

Guest post by Brian Simmons, President Fluid Market Strategies

I joined the environmental movement in 1998 when I began working part-time in the energy efficiency industry. My passion for energy issues led to a connection with OLCV, a connection that has helped me build one of Oregon’s premier energy efficiency consulting firms and aided in developing the industry-leading career conference for the green workforce, the Green Professionals Conference.

Tresa | 02.14.12 10:16 am

Today, Feburary 14, not only marks Oregon's birthday, it is the last day for bills to have a work session in the chamber of origin.This means if a bill does not receive a work session by the end of the day tomorrow, the bill is most likley dead for this session.

Tresa | 02.02.12 5:36 pm

This afternoon, legislation to create Oregon’s first system of marine reserves to safeguard some of the most important areas in the Greater California Current of the Pacific Ocean passed out of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources committee with unanimous support (5-0).

Find out what people are saying about this great news.

It will now move to the floor for a vote. Stay tuned for a date and time.

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.

Andy Maggi | 01.06.12 2:07 pm

In less than one month, voters in Oregon's 1st Congressional District will send a new representative to Congress.

Historically, the conservation values that so many Oregonians share have been well represented in Oregon's 1st Congressional District, and we need to make sure this continues after January 31st.  

Tresa | 12.12.11 4:14 pm

The Bull Run watershed is what many cities dream about.  With over one quarter of all Oregonians drinking water sourced from the Bull Run watershed, water quality and management costs are critical.

Ashley Miller | 12.09.11 2:52 pm

The holiday season is once again upon us and it is time to start (if you haven’t already) shopping for gifts. Unfortunately, as I’m sure you’re more than aware, the economy has been hit hard. That’s why we all need to do our part to support our local businesses.

Tresa | 11.30.11 3:57 pm

Our good friend Regna Merritt who's been leading the charge to protect Portland families from outlandishly high water rate increases just sent us some great news.

I wanted to share it with you -

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