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Southern Oregon Natural Gas Project Gets Federal Environmental Approval

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 30, 2015 noon | Ashland, Oregon

Federal regulators determine that Jordan Cove can take steps to minimize environmental and safety concerns surrounding the liquefied natural gas export terminal and pipeline.

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Cameras Will Soon Do The Job Of Fire Tower Lookouts

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015 3:25 p.m.

Some fire tower lookouts in Oregon will soon be replaced with high-powered video cameras.

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New Interactive Maps Bring The World (Wide Web) To Oregon Trails

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2015 noon | Ashland, Oregon

An Oregon environmental group spent the summer lugging a 40-pound Google Trekker camera around trails on public lands.  Now its virtual tours are live online.

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Jordan Cove LNG Opponents 'Hike The Pipe'

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 5, 2015 4:47 p.m. | Shady Cove, Oregon

Opponents of the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline are hiking the proposed pipe route from Malin to Coos Bay, Oregon.

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Even As Weather Cools, Marion County Seeks Drought Declaration

OPB | Sept. 3, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

The Federal Drought Monitor has designated all of Marion County in either severe or extreme drought through the end of August.

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4 Questions About The Future Of Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The State Land Board is considering moving ahead with guidelines for the sale of its 84,000-acre forest in southwest Oregon.

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Feds Release Environmental Review Of Columbia River LNG Project

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 5, 2015 4:40 p.m. | Warrenton, Oregon

A long-awaited environmental impact statement downplays the effect of Oregon LNG's proposed project.

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Some Eastern Oregon Farms Run Out Of Water

OPB | July 29, 2015 1:40 p.m. | Vale, Oregon

Eastern Oregon farmers said they knew going into the summer that water would be limited.

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Irrigation-Free Camelina Crops Look Promising

Capital Press | July 27, 2015 9:05 a.m. | Ontario, Oregon

Camelina won’t make farmers much money, but the drought-resistant oilseed crop could help them cover some of the fixed costs they have on their land.

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Umatilla County Bans Ag Burning Following Emergency Meeting

East Oregonian | July 23, 2015 9:18 a.m. | Umatilla, Oregon

The ban also covers camp fires at the county-run Harris Park campsite. County counsel Doug Olsen said the board last took this action in 2012.