The ECOreport reposts another report of the conflict between Young Activists Protest Oregon Natural Gas Pipeline
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
Youth climate justice leaders from Oregon and California, including members of the Hoopa Valley, Yurok, and Siletz tribes, challenged the Liquid Natural Gas Pipeline as a threat to climate, water and communities on July 14, at 12:30 pm in Vogel Plaza in downtown Medford, Oregon.
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The ECOreport reposts news of a state legislature’s failure to take action, Oregon Fails To Pass Oil Train Emergency Response Legislation
Press Release from Stand Up to Oil
Salem, OR — At the close of the 2017 session the Oregon Legislature has failed to pass legislation that would have improved oil train emergency response requirements and oil terminal review standards, including House Bill 2131.
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The ECOreport reposts news that the protections for 82,500 acres of forests and salmon habitat will continue, Oregon rejects Elliott State Forest Privatization Proposal
Press Release from Cascadia Wildlands
In a 3-0 vote today, the Oregon State Land Board, made up of Governor Kate Brown, Treasurer Tobias Read and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, terminated the protocol that led to the timber industry proposal to privatize the 82,500-acre Elliott State Forest in the Oregon Coast Range.
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The ECOreport reposts an update, Trump Administration Says Additional Fact-Finding Not Appropriate In Climate Trial
Press Release from Our Children’s Trust
“We’re lost, but we’re making good time,” said famed baseball player Yogi Berra. Little did Berra know the Trump administration would one day channel his anecdote as a pre-trial strategy to defend against a youth-brought climate lawsuit, but that appears to be exactly what is happening right now in Oregon.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from Oregon, Environmentalists Enthusiastic about Governor’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest
Joint Press Release from Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, & the Audubon Society of Portland
Salem, OR – The Oregon Conservation Network (OCN) is pleased to see the plan released today from the Governor’s office regarding the Elliott State Forest. As a coalition, we care deeply about Oregon’s wildlands, and believe the state has an obligation to protect and enhance our vast forests, wildlife, and habitats. This is why the issue of the Elliott State Forest is such an important one to our members.
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The ECOreport reposts a story from the battle to reduce fossil fuel emissions, Oregon’s proposed Climate Test Legislation
Originally published on Clean Technica
By Steve Hanley
Donald Trump may be hell bent on dismantling any and all US climate change programs (the photo heading the Bureau of Land Management webpage is now a lump of coal. Ho, Ho, Ho!), but that hasn’t stopped America’s states and cities from rededicating themselves to fighting the tyrants of the fossil fuel industry. Some people just don’t think it’s right that large corporations are able to make our waterways and public lands toxic or the air we breathe a danger to human health. Radicals!
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The ECOreport reposts new of environmentalists concerned about changes to Oregon’s Wolf Plan
Originally Published on Cascadia Wildlands
Today the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released its 2016 annual report for wolf recovery as well as its draft update to the Oregon Wolf Plan. Of particular interest, the annual report shows that wolf packs and breeding pairs documented in the state 2016 declined from 2015 numbers. Pack numbers dropped from 12 to 11, and breeding pairs from 11 to 8. (The state of Oregon defines “breeding pair” as a breeding adult male and female wolf that produce at least two pups which survive through the end of the year.) Overall population numbers in 2016 were largely stagnant from 2015, seeing a 2% uptick to a minimum of 112 wolves.
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The ECOreport reposts news from California & Oregon, where there is a record low Klamath salmon run
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
Fishery scientists are expecting a record low return of fall-run Chinook salmon to the Klamath River this year, due to a combination of several years of drought, water diversions in the Klamath Basin and to the Sacramento River and the continued presence of the PacifiCorp dams.
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The ECOreport reposts news of a study showing Pacific Northwest fires change the forest ecology
Press Release from Oregon State University News
By Nick Houtman
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Over the last 30 years, the landscape annually affected by forest fires has slowly increased across the Pacific Northwest, and in some regions, severe blazes account for a higher proportion of the area burned than in the past.
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The ECOreport looks into Oregon Introduced Legislation Protecting Communities Against Oil-By-Rail Spills
By Roy L Hales
Though both Washington and California call for rail companies to submit oil spill contingency plans, this is not yet a requirement in Oregon. Legislation was introduced in 2015, but the railway industry successfully lobbied against it. This could be changing. On Tuesday January 3, 2016, Oregon introduced legislation protecting communities against oil-by-rail spills.
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