Salem Debacle Kicks Off a Very Consequential Year


A Recap of What Went Down This Legislative Session by Alexander Harris, Forest Policy Consultant for Cascadia Wildlands Last week, the Oregon Legislature ended its short session early, lacking the requisite number of legislators to pass any of the bills being considered. Two weeks prior, Republican members of the State House and Senate fled the … Continue reading Salem Debacle Kicks Off a Very Consequential Year

Suction Dredge Reform Bill Passes Legislature


Salem Statesman Journal by Zach Urness July 8, 2013   A bill that would scale back the number of suction dredge mining permits issued in Oregon has passed the House and Senate and heads to the desk of Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is expected to sign the bill into law.     Senate Bill 838 … Continue reading Suction Dredge Reform Bill Passes Legislature

Waldo Lake Bill Advances in Senate


The Register-Guard by Saul Hubbard March 19, 2013 SALEM – With little discussion, the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would ban all gas-powered engines, including seaplanes, on Waldo Lake. The blanket ban in Senate Bill 602 would directly impact seaplanes, which can now use the waterway, while … Continue reading Waldo Lake Bill Advances in Senate