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What's In Store For Public Lands Under President Trump?

Northwest News Network | Jan. 16, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president on Friday. One issue rural America is looking for answers on during this transition of power is public lands.

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After Pushback, Oregon Scraps Report Linking Private Forests To Water Quality Risks

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2017 12:24 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality wrote a report that identified logging as a contributor to known risks for drinking water quality in communities up and down the Oregon coast. But the report has never been published.  

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The Best Of EarthFix 2016

EarthFix | Dec. 18, 2016 1:51 p.m.

From an international investigation into electronic waste to a study of the U.S. military's environmental legacy in the Northwest, here is the best reporting from EarthFix in 2016.

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Jordan Cove Will Try Again To Get Coos Bay Natural Gas Export Terminal Approved

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 15, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

After getting denied last week, backers of the proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal say they will refile.

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Elliott State Forest Sale Looms Large For Land Board

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 12, 2016 8:45 p.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

Oregon is offering the land for a flat $220 million, but is requiring the purchaser to guarantee public access and some environmental protections.

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US Army Corps Blocks Route Of Dakota Access Pipeline In ND

AP | Dec. 4, 2016 1:46 p.m. | Cannon Ball, North Dakota

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

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Oregonians Of Color Spend Thanksgiving Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline

OPB | Nov. 24, 2016 9:35 a.m.

While many Oregonians spent the Thanksgiving holiday eating large meals with their families, some drove hundreds of miles to support the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota.

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Juror: Acquittal Was Not Endorsement Of Oregon Occupiers

AP | Oct. 28, 2016 3:30 p.m.

The stunning acquittal of seven people who occupied a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon was a rejection of the prosecution's conspiracy case, not an endorsement of the defendants' actions in the armed protest, a juror said Friday.

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New Standoff In Pipeline Protest Ebbs Without Violence

AP | Oct. 28, 2016 3:26 p.m.

A standoff between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and law enforcement over a highway roadblock diminished Friday without incident, a marked contrast to the forced removal a day earlier of protesters occupying private property.

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Lawyer Hopes For Acquittal In Nevada Standoff

AP | Oct. 28, 2016 12:57 p.m.

Joel Hansen, attorney for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, called the Oregon acquittal of Bundy's sons, Ammon and Ryan, and five others a triumph for liberty against the oppressive U.S. Bureau of Land Management.