Saturday, June 15, 2024

Tag: Oregon

Lawsuit challenges Trump’s eligibility for Oregon ballot citing 14th Amendment insurrection...

Non-profit Free Speech for People files legal challenge, arguing Trump violated the 14th amendment and should be barred from the Oregon ballot

Major gas utility is pouring money into reversing an Oregon city’s...

Climate advocates who see this strategy playing out in Eugene are concerned that NW Natural and its affiliates may spend enormous sums to convince the public to overturn the mandate. 

Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

A historic chance to protect America’s free-flowing rivers

“This legislation will be good news for anyone who likes clean drinking water, fish and wildlife habitat, and public lands recreation. It will protect some of the most scenic rivers we have in Oregon.”

In a contested Oregon primary race, Democrats back candidate taking fossil...

Rather than back a progressive climate champion, a retiring congressman throws his weight behind a candidate who has taken campaign cash from Jordan Cove LNG.

‘It’s a proud day’: Oregon landowners celebrate demise of LNG project,...

A coalition of Oregon landowners, environmental groups, and Native tribes fended off Jordan Cove for more than a decade. But the legal implications of the project’s demise outside of Oregon are unclear.

How Oregon is turning the page on America’s disastrous drug war

“Our immediate focus is to ensure every Oregonian knows these critical harm reduction and recovery services are being invested in and expanded so that they will be available to anyone who wants and needs them, and that they can feel comfortable and safe accessing them.”

This city in Oregon is making moves to ban natural gas...

The Eugene city council has broken off negotiations with a major gas utility that has resisted greenhouse gas reduction targets, and has instead opted to go the route of banning new gas hookups.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown pushes expanding vote-by-mail to counter GOP voter...

Oregon was the first state in the country to institute voting by mail and to establish automatic voter registration in an effort to “ensure access to this very fundamental right.”

Timber tax cuts cost Oregon towns billions. Then polluted water drove...

Rural communities in Oregon paid millions of dollars for clean, safe drinking water because the state didn’t protect their watersheds from logging-related contamination.

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The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Navigating the energy transition: Renewables abound, but grid challenges loom

Renewable energy doesn’t matter if we can’t distribute it.