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Salmon habitat and water quality: Every Oregonian has a stake in stream protection
The Oregonian's editorial "Timber country and you" (July 24) places the interest of the timber industry above the public's interest in clean water, wild salmon and healthy watersheds. The editorial ignored what science tells us about the impact of logging roads on the survival of wild salmon.
Oregon LNG terminal plans reverse from importing to exporting gas
If natural gas producers and LNG terminal backers have their way, Oregon could become a significant hub in exporting domestic gas to Asia, joining a nationwide push that could have a meaningful -- and according to critics, disastrous -- impact on the price of natural gas for U.S. consumers.
Gold Hill miner suspected of illegal activity near Galice
Federal law enforcement believes Gold Hill miner Clifford Randall Tracy, who was convicted for illegal mining on Sucker Creek in 2009, is at it again.
Historic Accord for Old-growth Conservation and Forest Restoration Clears Court
Timber group suing Interior for more trees
To force the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to increase its timber harvest in Western Oregon, the timber industry, including Rough and Ready Lumber Co. in the Illinois Valley and the Swanson Group Manufacturing in Glendale, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday.
Southwest Oregon gold miner Cliff Tracy hit with second illegal mining charge
Southwest Oregon gold miner Clifford R. Tracy has been charged a second time with illegally mining near a sensitive salmon stream, this time on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property along Galice Creek.
Gold miner Cliff Tracy wants to dig in again on critical salmon stream in southwest Oregon
In 2009, Tracy was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of illegally mining on U.S. Forest Service land next to a critical salmon stream in southwest Oregon. Now, he has applied to mine at the same spot again, and the Forest Service says his prior conviction won't factor in to their evaluation of his new proposal.
Lawsuit from Karuk Tribe, conservation groups officially stops Orleans timber harvest
Federal judge orders Six Rivers National Forest to develop remedial plan
Oregon adopts strictest standards in United States for toxic water pollution
Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission today adopted the strictest standards for toxic water pollution in the United States. The new rules, adopted on a 4-1 vote, are designed to protect tribal members and others who eat large amounts of contaminated fish.
The strange and wonderful Smith
The Smith River’s North Fork hosts singular scenery, big rapids