Tag Archives: Environment

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

West Coast leaders, senators fight Trump energy, climate order

A group of West Coast governors and mayors, and Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley took stands Tuesday in opposition to President Trump’s executive order aimed at putting American jobs ahead of what the president called overly burdensome federal environmental regulations. Source: West Coast leaders, senators fight Trump energy, climate order – KTVZ

Climate Change Bills, Consolidated Sports Marketing, World Championship Irish Dancing

Democratic lawmakers in Salem have a majority, and one of the things they’re determined to do is pass climate change legislation — high on the list is a cap-and-trade system. Cassandra Profita joins us to tell us about the variety of bills under consideration. Source: Climate Change Bills | Consolidated Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish […]
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Judge Rules Environmental Groups Can Intervene In Cascade-Siskiyou Lawsuit

A federal judge in Medford, Oregon, ruled Tuesday that several environmental groups can intervene in a lawsuit aimed at preventing the expansion the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon. Source: Judge Rules Environmental Groups Can Intervene In Cascade-Siskiyou Lawsuit . News | OPB