Department of Environmental Quality’s GreenState Podcast Explains Oregon’s New Climate Protection Program


Oregon’s new Climate Protection Program is a bold and necessary step toward reducing greenhouse gases. The latest episode of GreenState, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s podcast, takes a deep dive into the new program and what it means for Oregonians.

Launched in August 2021, the GreenState Podcast is is a way to share stories about how the Department of Environmental Quality is working every day to protect Oregon’s air, land and water.

On this latest episode, Lauren and Dylan talk with DEQ’s Director; Climate Protection Program staff member, Nicole Singh; and Oregon Business for Climate’s Tim Miller.

Promotional Image for the GreenState Podcast, Courtesy of DEQ

The goals of the program are:

  • to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels by 50% by 2035 and 90% by 2050
  • to contain costs
  • to enhance public welfare for Oregon communities, particularly environmental justice communities, including, communities of color, tribal, low-income and rural communities.

Scientists agree these reductions are required to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

You can listen to the full episode here.

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