Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are co-sponsoring the River Democracy Act which would add nearly 4,700 miles of Oregon Streams to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. If passed, the bill would also require comprehensive land use management and planning on listed streams, and set aside $30 million per year for restoration projects. Joining us are Nella Mae Parks, a reporter at the Daily Yonder, and Alex Baumhardt, a reporter at the Oregon Capital Chronicle, to talk about the River Democracy bill and opposition to it, led by logging industry lobbyists.
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