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Columbia River Gorge Commission Rejects Mining Operation Within Scenic Area

A two-state commission has reversed a Clark County decision to allow rock crushing and other mining activity within the western edge of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Residents Say Columbia Gorge Mine Violates Scenic Area Act

Residents of Washougal, Washington, say a controversial mine is disrupting their neighborhood’s peace and quiet and violating the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act.

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Coos Sheriff Acknowledges Monitoring Of Fossil Fuel Project Opponents

Law enforcement in Southwest Oregon have for several years been monitoring the activities of activists fighting the Jordan Cove natural gas infrastructure project.

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Tribes Of Warm Springs Accuse North Oregon Ranch Of Causing 2017 Wildfire

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs say the ranchers’ “inattentive” operation of the harvester – along with a faulty machine design – caused sparks to jump from the equipment, causing the wildfire. 

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PNW Towns 'Woefully Unprepared' As Fire Risk Grows

With historically short summers, the swath of densely forested coastal territory stretching from British Columbia into northwestern Oregon has long been cloaked in a protective veil of moisture. But that's changing.

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Who's Following The Forest Practices Act? Oregon Can't Say For Sure.

Oregon spent five years and close to a million dollars to find out how many people and companies follow state logging rules — and came away with an answer that’s being called essentially worthless.

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Federal Judge Blocks Grazing Permits To Oregon Family At Heart Of Malheur Occupation

U.S. Judge Michael H. Simon issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday, blocking the grazing permits issued to Dwight and Steven Hammond by former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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New Washington State Park In The Works Along Nisqually River

Washington is getting its first new full-service state park in many years. The planned park build-out is on land the state owns along the Nisqually River near Eatonville, Washington.

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Coos Bay Fishermen Brace For Impacts From Jordan Cove And Channel-Widening Projects

The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and the local port's channel widening projects are both working their way through the permitting process.

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Protesters Arrested At Zenith Oil Terminal

Police arrest 11 protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion Portland, which built a small garden that blocked Zenith Energy's Portland railroad terminal.