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According to OSPIRG, the analysis was issued in advance of a public hearing on the proposed Clean Cars program, a package of vehicle emissions standards supported by governor Ted Kulongoski.
At the University of Oregon, OSPIRG received nearly $400,000 in a three-year period.
OSPIRG is also considering an effort to line up sponsors for a bill that would create regulations for labels.
The OSPIRG packaging initiative in Oregon, which was defeated last November, would have eliminated more than half the items carried in supermarkets there, he says.
According to OSPIRG, the report, titled "Ready to Roll: The Benefits of Advanced Technology Vehicles for Oregon," identifies technologies ranging from such basic improvements as transmissions with more gears and more aerodynamic body designs to advanced engines that shut off half of their cylinders during highway driving.
Wednesday in Room 115 at Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon campus; Environment Oregon will sponsor community meeting to discuss solar issues in Oregon; speakers to include Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, Justin Daily of Advanced Energy Systems, Casey Scofield of OSPIRG Students and Charlie Fisher of Environment Oregon.
Paul Dart and Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson on health effects of radio-frequency radiation and local cell tower regulations; sponsored by the Lane Student Chapter of OSPIRG and the Lane Peace Center.
More information about the state law is available from the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) Oregon Renters' Handbook at ospirg.org/page/orp/oregon-renters-guide.
Hunger Banquet - Zack Wright of the OSPIRG chapter at Lane Community College will host an educational fundraiser Thursday to raise awareness about how people's beliefs and local policies contribute to the hunger problem; 6 p.m.
Peter DeFazio will join OSPIRG student leaders from the University of Oregon, Lane Community College and Southern Oregon University at a rally at noon Friday at the Erb Memorial Union, 1228 University St., on the UO campus; DeFazio will speak about his federal legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to clearly label genetically engineered foods; 202-225-6416.
A few weeks ago I got involved with OSPIRG, the public interest group at the University of Oregon.
I run the Lane Community College OSPIRG Reclaim Democracy Campaign.
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