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Portland’s Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Restrictions Do Not Violate the US Constitution

Portland’s Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Restrictions Do Not Violate the US Constitution
Oregon Court of Appeals Reverses Lower Court’s Decision Today, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed, in large part, a Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) decision that invalidated Portland’s landmark Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments, passed unanimously in December 2016. The...Read More

Victory: World Bank Announces It Will Stop Financing Oil and Gas in 2019

Victory: World Bank Announces It Will Stop Financing Oil and Gas in 2019
Twenty years ago, I founded the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN) at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, to tackle the role that the World Bank and other major development banks and export credit agencies were playing in financing...Read More

Report: Climate legislation must include Big Timber

Report: Climate legislation must include Big Timber
Carbon sequestration dead zones are expanding. Clearcutting is Oregon’s single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Millions of acres of industrial tree plantations present huge public health risks because they are far more susceptible to fires, floods, unhealthy water temperatures...Read More

GPI 2.0: States and Cities Can Lead the Way Beyond GDP

GPI 2.0: States and Cities Can Lead the Way Beyond GDP
In a new study authored by Dr. John Talberth and Michael Weisdorf of Portland State University, CSE has demonstrated a new methodology for the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) that promises to accelerate its adoption by states and cities as a...Read More

Following Portland's Lead, Seattle Calls for No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Following Portland's Lead, Seattle Calls for No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
On June 12, 2017, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution for no new fossil fuel infrastructure, in both the city of Seattle and urged the state of Washington, home to the nation's largest proposed oil train terminal in Vancouver, WA, to...Read More

Ocean Acidification and Warming: The Economic Toll

Ocean Acidification and Warming: The Economic Toll
In a new study authored by Dr. John Talberth and Ernie Niemi of Natural Resource Economics, CSE reviewed the economic consequences of ocean acidification and warming – the two most prominent effects of climate change on our oceans – and...Read More

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