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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Inexplicable Decision to Reverse Course on Protecting Rare Forest Mammal
Agency abruptly withdraws proposed rule that would have protected the Pacific fisher under the Endangered Species Act.
Feds reject Jordan Cove LNG terminal
Federal regulators have rejected plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay. On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied applications from two Delaware companies to site the massive Jordan Cove Energy Project in the Southern Oregon coastal town.
Tribe AND Conservationists File Suit to Protect Wild Salmon, Rural River Communities
The Karuk Tribe, along with the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild), Center for Biological Diversity, and Klamath Riverkeeper, filed suit in federal court challenging a massive post-fire logging plan in Klamath National Forest that will increase fire danger, degrade water quality, and harm at-risk salmon populations. The Tribe leads a diverse plaintiff group united by a common interest in restoring healthy relationships between people, fire, forests and fish.
KS Wild Joins Statewide Actions to Support Public Lands
"We're going to be positive. We're going to be peaceful and we're going to talk about how much we love public lands."
BLM disagrees with O&C's timber harvest goals
The Bureau of Land Management says it isn't mandated to offer up timber harvest of 500 million board feet identified in the 1937 O&C Act, because its analysis shows that isn't sustainable.
More than 100 protest at Medford meeting on Jordan Cove, Pacific Connector projects
Locals concerned about the environmental impacts of a natural gas pipeline through Oregon and an export facility on the Oregon Coast rallied outside Rogue Regency Inn this afternoon. The rally was held prior to a public open house at the hotel organized by the Oregon Department of State Lands to take comments on permit applications for removal and fill-in of natural waterways for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove Energy Project.
Keep Public Lands in Public Hands
Militants in Oregon are not alone in the effort to sell off public lands. Our own U.S. Congressman has emboldened a movement to seize control of these public lands. Republican Greg Walden recently proposed legislation to give away over a quarter-million acres of National Forest lands right here in southern Oregon and northern California.
MESSENGER READERS’ CHOICES, 2015 NONPROFITS
KS Wild ties for first place as the Rogue Valley Messengers' Readers' favorite non-profit.
Supervisors seek answers on Westside delay
The Westside Fire Recovery Project has been a major source of contention within Siskiyou County over the last year, and that contention continued this week.
Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved for Consumption
Federal regulators on Thursday, Nov. 19th, 2015 approved a genetically engineered salmon as fit for consumption, clearing the last major obstacle for the first genetically altered animal to reach American supermarkets and dinner tables.