The Center for Biological Diversity intends to sue the Department of Forestry, alleging harm to coastal coho salmon listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.
The green rating system recognizes energy and water-saving features in design, construction and operations.
The industrial hemp amendment allows colleges, universities and state agriculture departments to grow hemp for research purposes.
Supporters of the two $1 billion-refineries say emissions would be "cleaner than those from factories that use petroleum or coal to make methanol."
Oregon utility regulators approved the expansion of compressed natural gas fueling around the state.