Tag Archives: Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

Regardless of whose side you’re on, keep government transparent

Government should be an open process for the most part, though exceptions in various areas, such as military and international affairs are necessary. But the fuss over the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and the Washington Post article reprinted in Tuesday’s Herald and News Tuesday isn’t one in which secrecy should be necessary. Source: Regardless of whose […]
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National monument review was deliberately slanted

No one should be surprised by the revelation that the Interior Department wasn’t interested in hearing arguments against shrinking national monuments last year. It’s not even much of a surprise that the evidence of that skewed analysis apparently came to light through a mistake by the department’s Freedom of Information Act office. This administration repeatedly […]
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Documents: Trump Officials Keyed In On Cascade-Siskiyou Logging Benefits

While deciding whether to shrink Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Interior Department officials focused on the land’s logging potential. The information was revealed in mistakenly-released documents. Source: Documents: Trump Officials Keyed In On Cascade-Siskiyou Logging Benefits . News | OPB

Trump administration defends Cascade-Siskiyou expansion

Attorneys for the Trump administration are siding with environmentalists in defending the legality of the Obama administration’s expansion of Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Shortly before leaving office in early 2017, former President Barack Obama increased the monument’s size by more than 70 percent to about 114,000 acres. Source: Trump administration defends Cascade-Siskiyou expansion – Timber […]
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Documents Show Value Of Recreation At Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show a large economic output for recreation on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument lands. They show little else. Recreation in an untamed part of Southern Oregon generated far more economic benefit than grazing and logging put together. Yet it’s difficult to say how changing the boundaries of the Cascade-Siskiyou […]
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Trump defends Oregon monument expansion in lawsuit

The Trump Administration has asked for dismissal of a lawsuit challenging expansion of the Cascades-Siskiyou National Monument, claiming the president’s authority supersedes timber laws that would allow harvesting on monument Source: Trump defends Oregon monument expansion in lawsuit

Zinke gets it wrong | Opinion |

Trump should reject call to shrink monument. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to reduce the 113,000-acre Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon by an unspecified amount is now in President Trump’s hands. Zinke calls upon the president to exercise authority he may not have to solve problems that don’t exist. Trump should ignore the recommendation […]
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Ryan Zinke: Keep Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument intact

Dear Secretary Zinke: Members of the Statesman Journal Editorial Board write today to ask you to uphold your responsibility as the steward of this country’s vast public lands and respect the original 2000 designation of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and its expansion in January 2017. Source: Ryan Zinke: Keep Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument intact

Veterans depend on national monuments. Zinke should leave them alone (Guest opinion)

I grew up in the Cascades of Oregon, walking through the forests and observing bears and other wildlife with my grandfather. The outdoors is part of my identity, as is my time in the armed services. I am a veteran who fought in the Haitian revolution in the 1990s and in the Iraq war after […]
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Multnomah County pulls out of timber county group, cites Cascade Siskiyou Monument lawsuit

Multnomah County withdrew from an association of Oregon timber counties last month, saying it no longer wanted to be affiliated with the organization. Source: Multnomah County pulls out of timber county group, cites Cascade Siskiyou Monument lawsuit