OSPIRG chapter leaders are excited to see Shell ordered to cut carbon emissions, hoping that other nations’ civil courts will follow. Read more
Over 100 students, faculty and alumni attended a virtual UO Day at the state Capitol last Tuesday. Gov. Kate Brown said positive revenue forecasts make it clear lawmakers have the resources to increase funding for higher education programs. Read more
UO Foundation president Paul Weinhold said the foundation has “absolutely honored” its commitment to let current contracts with fossil fuel extractors run out, but some climate change activists cast doubt on the organization’s transparency.
Unlike prior iterations of Disarm, this year’s movement is based fully on abolition rather than reform.
The bill now awaits a signature from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown before it goes into law. Read more
The Eugene City Council unanimously passed a landmark ordinance for 300 new “safe tent” and 200 new “safe parking” spaces for unhoused individuals April 28. Each site will hold up to 40 tents or up to 60 vehicles. The goal is to use temporary funding from the CARES Act to create new spaces t… Read more