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Jordan Cove Energy Project Withdraws Application For Key Oregon Permit

The Jordan Cove Energy Project has abruptly withdrawn its application for a key permit from the state of Oregon. It’s not immediately clear what the withdrawal means for the Jordan Cove project.

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Hood River Lifts Boil Water Advisory After City Water Main Leak

Residents in Hood River can safely drink water again. The City of Hood River lifted its boil water advisory at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after a water main leak had affected downtown residents and businesses since Sunday evening.

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EPA’s New Plan To Reduce Willamette Basin Mercury Pollution Sets High Bar

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan will reduce mercury pollution in the Willamette Basin and incorporates much of the state Department of Environmental Quality's plan.

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Oregon Conservation Group Collects Christmas Trees For Salmon Habitat

Two local chapters of the Trout Unlimited conservation group will be collecting Christmas trees to place in streams for salmon habitat in January.

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Salmon Die-Off Linked To Extremely Dry Conditions On Oregon's North Coast

A widespread die-off of fall chinook salmon on Oregon’s north coast is linked to extremely dry conditions and two months of low rainfall. 

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Oregon Senators Introduce Tribal Water Quality Bill

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced legislation this week to better fund water systems in tribal communities.

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EPA Rejects Plan To Reduce Mercury Pollution In The Willamette Basin

The Environmental Protection Agency rejected the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's plan to reduce mercury in the Willamette Basin for not meeting the Clean Water Act and EPA Standards.

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On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on Oregon beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.

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Willamette Riverkeeper Calls For A Ban On Large Wakesurfing Boats

The water sport known as wakesurfing is under fire from environmentalists who say it poses too many risks for people, property, wildlife and habitat on the Willamette River.

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Low-Water Hazards Prompt Limited Use Of Willamette Valley Reservoirs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are limiting access to Willamette Valley reservoirs and warning users of potential hazards due to low water levels.