The caucus meeting today is cancelled… but consider some celebrating including voting victories locally and other states such as Ohio, Virgina, etc. We can also celebrate some good news about mining in Josephine County (see Courier article below). One more item of interest: I have reported American Mineral Research (AMR) to the FTC for their […]
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) launched a comment period on their proposed “Conservation and Landscape Health Rule”. This is a huge leap forward! It is in in response to the President’s Executive order to protect lands to take up more carbon to reduce the threat of climate change. Letters are needed to the BLM […]
Damming the powerful waters of the Columbia River was a boon for cheap, clean electricity. But the fish that swam those waters are dying out. And the agency in charge isn’t stopping that. (Part 2 of 2) – Tony Schick (OPB) Go to article.
The U.S. government promised Native tribes in the Pacific Northwest that they could keep fishing for salmon as they’d always done. But instead of working to preserve wild salmon, the federal government has propped up a system of failing hatcheries. OPB’s Tony Schick tells us about his new investigative report, completed in collaboration with ProPublica. […]
I think we have been working diligently on all our projects. At the last General Meeting I was asked to summarize and provide a list of our accomplishments for the year. I will now share with you all our achievements and other successes we have been able to celebrate due to our and other’s relentless […]
KDRV Channel 12 reported that Pembina filed with federal regulators this week to withdraw its application for approval, saying it had decided not to move forward after failing to gain several key permits from the state of Oregon. Click here for their full report.
Back in May, our Commissioners sent a letter to Federal Senators to not support the River Democracy Act, titled something about stopping the “Land Grab”. They are afraid that protecting rivers and streams in Oregon will stop the mining wanted by local American Mineral Research. The are saying Josephine County voters don’t support the River […]
On May 27, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions applied for a US Army Corp of Engineers 404 permit and Department of Environmental Quality 401 certification to dredge over 1000 cubic yards of gravel, sand, and sediment at 9 locations in the Rogue River. While local businesses are an important part of the regional tourism economy, the […]
The Forest Committee of the DPO Environmental Caucus had a Zoom meeting a while back with Senator Merkley’s staff. Sen Merkley is the Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the U.S. Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Forest Service The Forest Committee discussed funding needs for forest management, especially […]