Defend Our Rivers - Stop the Pipeline

Our waterways are what make Oregon beautiful; they are critical for natural ecosystems, recreation, and our drinking water. And they are under threat from the Jordan Cove pipeline. This dirty and dangerous proposed fossil fuel pipeline threatens nearly 400 beautiful Oregon rivers and streams, including the Rogue and Umpqua. With record breaking heat and wildfires raging across the state, we can't afford to put the natural places we love at risk and build more fossil fuel infrastructure—we need to continue moving towards 100% renewable energy.

The good news is that Governor Brown can stop this dirty fossil fuel pipeline. We know that Gov. Brown is a strong environmental champion, but with oil and gas companies spending almost $120 million on lobbying our politicians in 2016, standing up to them can be a tough decision. If we show that Oregonians from north to south want to defend our rivers, we can get Gov. Brown to direct state agencies to stop this dirty fossil fuel pipeline.

That's why this term we'll collect 5,000 public comments from students across the state. We'll also be showing up at the governor's events, praising her environmental record and emboldening her to defend our rivers against this dirty pipeline.

If you’re ready to get to work defending our rivers the best way to get involved is to apply for an internship so you can take on a leadership role, build your resume, get course credit, and meet really great people. But if you have less time you can also volunteer and make a huge impact! Either way, we have a lot of exciting volunteer opportunities.

Campaign Updates

Media Hit | Energy

OSPIRG Protests the LNG Pipeline

Last week, Southern Oregon University’s chapter of the Oregon Students Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), had their Week of Action for their lead campaign: Defend Our Rivers.

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Media Hit | Energy

OSPIRG helps create plan to guide universities toward 100 percent renewable energy

OSPIRG has collaborated with Environment Oregon to release a 10 point plan to guide campuses toward establishing a 100 percent renewable energy system.

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Report | Energy

Renewable Energy 101: Ten Tools for Moving Your Campus to 100% Clean Energy

America’s institutions of higher education can play a leadership role in the fight to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Colleges and universities across the country should aggressively deploy clean energy on campus, setting a goal to meet all their energy needs with clean renewable resources.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center | Energy

Renewable Energy 100

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