Tag Archives: Environment

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

Mosier accident recalled as Oregon Legislature takes up oil-train regulations

Columbia River Gorge residents recalled the trauma of last June’s Mosier derailment and fire on Monday as a legislative committee considered new regulations on railroads running oil trains through Oregon. Source: Mosier accident recalled as Oregon Legislature takes up oil-train regulations – Portland Business Journal

Across party lines, Western governors see a partner in Pruitt

Just a few days in office, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency hosted an early Sunday morning breakfast for 11 Western governors. Scott Pruitt told them face-to-face what he’s said repeatedly since he was nominated: Under his leadership, the EPA will defer to states much more than it has in the recent past. […]
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Oregon clean air, beach monitoring programs targeted in Trump’s sweeping EPA cuts

Federal programs that have been responsible for removing cancer-causing diesel soot from Oregon’s air and keeping swimmers out of polluted water would be eliminated under sweeping cuts to environmental programs proposed by the Trump Administration. Source: Oregon clean air, beach monitoring programs targeted in Trump’s sweeping EPA cuts | OregonLive.com

Happening at the Capitol this week: Distracted driving, carbon regulations and a big rally

The 79th Oregon Legislative Assembly is entering its second month and lawmakers are digging into some tough topics. Source: Happening at the Capitol this week: Distracted driving, carbon regulations and a big rally

Portland water bureau stops delivering Bull Run drinking water after finding parasite six times

The Portland Water Bureau has temporarily stopped delivering Bull Run water to Portland water users after finding the cryptosporidium parasite six times in tests of drinking water from the Bull Run watershed since Jan. 1. Source: Portland water bureau stops delivering Bull Run drinking water after finding parasite six times | OregonLive.com

Portland Switches To Its Backup Water Supply: What You Should Know

The Portland Water Bureau is taking its Bull Run water supply offline while it studies a parasite that’s been repeatedly detected, in very small amounts, in the water. Source: Portland Switches To Its Backup Water Supply: What You Should Know . News | OPB

Portland switching water source after potentially deadly parasite found

Beginning Monday, 100 percent of the city’s water will be coming from the Columbia South Shore Well Field. It is normally used as a second source of water in the summer months after the Bull Run reservoir is drawn down to reduce turbidity. Source: Oregon Local News – Portland switching water source after potentially deadly […]
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Oregon won’t hit greenhouse gas emissions goals, report says

Oregon is not reducing carbon dioxide emissions fast enough to meet its goals for 2020 and beyond, a new report finds. In fact, it’s not even close. Source: Oregon won’t hit greenhouse gas emissions goals, report says | OregonLive.com