Oregon: Polluted by Money


This new series by the Oregonian highlights the corruption of environmental policies by corporate money.

“Oregon once aimed to be the greenest state in America. 

“Its leaders adopted the nation’s first bottle deposit. They controlled urban sprawl. They declared ocean beaches public property.

“But in the last four years, Oregon’s most powerful industries have killed, weakened or stalled efforts to deal with climate change, wolf recovery, disappearing bird habitat, cancer-causing diesel exhaust, dwindling groundwater, industrial air pollution, oil spill planning and weed killers sprayed from helicopters.

“What changed Oregon?

“Money. Lots and lots of money.”

Read the full article here.