Tag: Addressing Climate Change and Building a Renewable Energy Future

Merkley Takes a Stand to End Arctic Drilling  

Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley introduced legislation to prohibit irresponsible and unacceptable drilling in the Arctic, which puts at risk the health of local ecosystems, communities, and the global environment. The Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2023 would prevent any new or renewed leases for

Merkley, Colleagues Urge IRS to Properly Implement IRA Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Credits, With No Giveaways to the Petroleum Industry

Senators: “Companies are proposing to manufacture aviation fuel from sources that include significant amounts of plastic waste, and are claiming that it is sustainable. That is incorrect.” Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, along with U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ),

Wyden, Merkley Announce $5.1 Million to Improve Air Quality in Oregon

Federal investment to help Klamath County and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation  Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that Klamath County Public Health and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have secured a combined $5.1 million in federal funds for

Merkley, Huffman Introduce Bold Legislation to Take on the Growing Plastic Pollution Crisis

Senators, Representatives Introduce Updated Legislation to Protect Americans’ Health, Strengthen Environmental Justice Protections, and Shift Cleanup Burden to Corporations that Produce Fossil-based Plastics Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley teamed up with California Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) to introduce the bicameral Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act—the

Merkley to Chair Hearing Examining Beverage Container Waste

Chairman Continues Series of Hearings Investigating Plastic Production and Pollution  Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, September 28 at 10:00 am Eastern, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley will chair a subcommittee hearing to explore options to improve the domestic collection of single-use beverage containers, such as Oregon’s deposit return bottle program.