Tag Archives: Environment

Developer fined for Rickreall Creek pollution

State environmental regulators have fined Wilson Property Investments $12,776 for violating its stormwater permit at the Country View Estates subdivision at the end of Shetterly Drive in Dallas. Source: Developer fined for Rickreall Creek pollution

Reducing Oregon’s diesel emissions should be a priority | Guest opinion

Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest for the trees. This is especially true when considering the benefits of Senate Bill 1008 for improving air quality in Oregon. Source: Reducing Oregon’s diesel emissions should be a priority (Guest opinion) | OregonLive.com

Oregon DEQ fines Yoncalla nearly $21,000, alleging false wastewater reports, other environmental violations at sewage treatment plant

Bogus data, high levels of E. coli and late wastewater reports might cost a small Douglas County city nearly $21,000 in fines, according to state environmental regulators. Source: Oregon DEQ fines Yoncalla nearly $21,000, alleging false wastewater reports, other environmental violations at sewage treatment plant | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Oregon House Votes to Enact 10-Year Ban on Natural Gas Fracking

Only limited fracking has ever been conducted in Oregon, but Democrats argue that current regulations on potential hydraulic fracturing are insufficient, and could set up the state for problems experienced in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Passing the Senate could be a challenge, however. Source: Oregon House Votes to Enact 10-Year Ban on Natural Gas Fracking | […]
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March for Science in Salem is being tied to national event in Washington, D.C.

In Salem, the group 350 Salem is hosting a nonpartisan, three-part event at the Capitol on Saturday. The number 350 is significant because it indicates climate safety. Scientists, via the 350.org national website, say in order to preserve a livable planet, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere must be reduced from its […]
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Environmental Legislation

-Nonprofits talk pesticides, wildlife removal budget cuts and green jobs- Virtually no protections are in place to safeguard watersheds and streams — both sources of drinking water in Oregon — from being contaminated by herbicides, says Jason Gonzales of Oregon Wild. This is just one of the pressing issues that environmental protection bills in Oregon’s […]
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Oregon water measurement bill passes initial committee

A bill requiring water measurement devices for Oregon irrigators has passed the House Energy and Environment Committee. Source: Oregon Local News – Oregon water measurement bill passes initial committee

Senate OKs suction dredge mining restrictions to protect fish

The Oregon Senate passed a bill Monday that would put permanent restrictions on motorized suction dredge mining to protect sensitive salmon and lamprey habitat. Source: Senate OKs suction dredge mining restrictions to protect fish

A Strong Snowpack

A couple years after hitting record lows, the Oregon snowpack is doing better than normal; something skiers and snowboarders probably already had a feeling about. Source: A Strong Snowpack – KXL

Oregon lawmakers: Climate change executive order puts corporations ahead of health concerns

Wyden, Merkley, Bonamici reject order rolling back climate change rules Oregon lawmakers reacted to an executive order, signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump, that rolls back climate change mandates set in place over the last several years. Source: Oregon Local News – Oregon lawmakers: Climate change executive order puts corporations ahead of health concerns