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5/31/2017

Oregon Legislature puts permanent restrictions on suction dredge mining

Legislation to put permanent restrictions on motorized suction dredge mining in Oregon is headed to the Governor for her signature.

Lawmakers, led by the late Sen. Alan Bates, struggled...

5/30/2017

Guest opinion: Time isn't right for Yellowstone grizzly delisting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is declaring grizzlies in the Yellowstone region recovered and preparing to strip them of their Endangered Species Act protections, likely in early June.
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5/11/2017

Senate defeats repeal of methane rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate voted narrowly Wednesday to defeat an effort to repeal former President Barack Obama’s rule clamping down on the venting and flaring of methane gas by oil and gas...

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Press Releases

7/10/2017

Large Coalition Joins Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over Illegal Postponement of Methane Waste Rule (News Release 7/10/17)

BLM rule delay defies Congress, harms taxpayers, public health, and environment

The Trump administration has decided to indefinitely postpone a rule that requires oil and gas companies to minimize waste and fix leaks from oil and gas development on...

6/30/2017

Fight Begins to Maintain Protections for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears (News Release 6/30/17)

Conservationists Signal Impending Legal Challenge Over Removal of Federal Safeguards

Today, WildEarth Guardians notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service it will sue...

6/28/2017

Groups Challenge Plan Increasing Off-Highway Vehicle Use in Old-Growth Areas of Ochoco National Forest (News Release 6/28/17)

Extensive new motorized trail system threatens wildlife, upsets use balance

Today the U.S. Forest Service issued a final ...

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