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Feds Deny LNG Export Through Oregon – Developer Turns to Trump

Feds Deny LNG Export Through Oregon – Developer Turns to Trump
by Ted Gleichman The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has conclusively rejected the only remaining US West Coast plan to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada and the Rockies to Asia. On December 9, 2016, FERC commissioners announced that they...Read More

This City Just Banned Virtually All New Dirty-Energy Infrastructure

This City Just Banned Virtually All New Dirty-Energy Infrastructure
On December 14, the city council in Portland, Oregon, voted unanimously to set “the first stone in a green wall across the West Coast,” in the words of Mayor Charlie Hales. He was referring to a groundbreaking new zoning ordinance that...Read More

Fossil Fuel Risk Bonds: Making Polluters Pay for the Climate Crisis

Fossil Fuel Risk Bonds:  Making Polluters Pay for the Climate Crisis
One of the most aggravating aspects of the climate crisis is the fact that fossil fuel companies are passing on huge financial risks to taxpayers and politicians are simply turning their backs on the problem instead of holding those companies...Read More

Economists: New BLM Logging Plan Would Generate More Economic Harm than Good

Economists: New BLM Logging Plan Would Generate More Economic Harm than Good
Center for Sustainable Economy has teamed up with Ernie Niemi of Natural Resources Inc. in Eugene to lodge a formal protest of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new long-term logging plan for western Oregon on the grounds that the...Read More

How Industrial Forest Practices are Subverting Oregon’s Climate Agenda

How Industrial Forest Practices are Subverting Oregon’s Climate Agenda
Clearcutting and use of forest chemicals and fertilizers on industrial forestlands could represent Oregon’s second largest source of global warming pollution and are subverting the State’s climate agenda by making landscapes more susceptible to wildfires, landslides, floods and warm waters...Read More

Pay for Performance: Maximizing the Impact of BMP Investments

Pay for Performance: Maximizing the Impact of BMP Investments
Agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such as streamside buffer zones and cover crops are increasingly being used to reduce nutrient pollution from fertilizers into water bodies. Eutrophication from fertilizer runoff is the key driver behind growth of hypoxic “dead zones”...Read More

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