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5/31/2017

Oregon Legislature puts permanent restrictions on suction dredge mining

Legislation to put permanent restrictions on motorized suction dredge mining in Oregon is headed to the Governor for her signature.

Lawmakers, led by the late Sen. Alan Bates, struggled...

5/30/2017

Guest opinion: Time isn't right for Yellowstone grizzly delisting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is declaring grizzlies in the Yellowstone region recovered and preparing to strip them of their Endangered Species Act protections, likely in early June.
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5/11/2017

Senate defeats repeal of methane rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate voted narrowly Wednesday to defeat an effort to repeal former President Barack Obama’s rule clamping down on the venting and flaring of methane gas by oil and gas...

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Press Releases

Press Releases

6/22/2017

Conservationists Condemn Premature Stripping of Protections for Yellowstone’s Grizzlies (Statement 6/22/17)

Planned Trophy Hunts Would Fundamentally Undermine Grizzly Recovery

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is finalizing its flawed proposal to strip grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of Endangered Species...

6/21/2017

House Logging Bill (HR 2936) Guts Federal Environmental Laws, Literally Privatizes Public Lands, Creates Logging Free-for-All (Statement 6/21/17)

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6/21/2017

WELC Statement: Interior to Rewrite or Rescind BLM Methane Rule (Statement 6/21/17)

Sec. Zinke provides conflicting information to court, Congress

Yesterday, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke told the Senate Energy Committee the Trump administration will rewrite or rescind the Bureau of Land Management methane...

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