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2013 Oregon drought calls for action on climate change

Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013

Almost 2,000 feet deep, Crater Lake is the deepest body of water in the United States, a beautiful gem of southern Oregon. Fed by overhead snow and rain, the lake is one of the cleanest and purest in the world. Gazing upon the […]

DeFazio Bill Bad For Clean Water?

Article | August 8, 2013 – 1:00am | By Camilla Mortensen

Clean drinking water is a logging issue in Oregon, where so many of our watersheds are on forest lands. In the furor over the DeFazio forest bill — or more properly the O&C Trust, Conservation and Jobs Act — river advocates say that the […]

Appeal planned in lawsuit challenging state’s Clean Water Act authority


Capital Press

A livestock auction company is planning to appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of its lawsuit challenging the State of Oregon’s oversight of confined animal feeding operations, according to the company’s lawyer.

Last year, the Eugene Livestock Auction of Junction City, Ore., filed a complaint against two state agencies — the […]

Radioactive water leaking into Pacific, Fukushima watchdog declares “emergency”

Radioactive groundwater at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor has risen above the level of an underground barrier meant to contain it and is headed for the Pacific Ocean.

Last month, Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the plant, acknowledged for the first time that the reactor was leaking contaminated underground water into the ocean.

On […]

What 3.6 Degrees Means for Snowpack in the Western Cascades

Rising temperatures will reduce the peak snowpack in the Cascades slopes east of Eugene, Ore. by more than fifty percent, according to a climate study Oregon State University researchers published Thursday.

Climate models from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predict temperatures in the Pacific Northwest will rise about 3.6 degrees by the mid-century. That […]

Oregon Reservoirs Low heading Into Irrigation Season

OPB | April 03, 2013 4:19 p.m. | Updated: April 03, 2013 6:59 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

David Nogueras

Some Oregon farmers could have a difficult time finding water for their crops this summer. That’s according to the state’s Water Resources Department. With the spring irrigation season about to begin, state reservoirs hold […]

Friends of the Sunkhaze NWR Presentation – raw audio

Link to audio file from STEWC presentation by Chris Buchanan, November 17, 2012.

E/W Alert! Drug Forfeiture May Lead to Seizure of Township 37

In 2009, there was a huge pot bust in Washington County. Then just last week, federal prosecutors in Maine said that they may seize most of Township 37. There is additional land in surrounding townships that may also be seized, pending the outcome of this case.

About 5 miles of this land goes along the […]

Press Coverage from East-West Highway Rally 2-14-12

Press coverage is listed below in three sections: 1) Print, 2) TV, and 3) Radio

note: due to conglomerate press ownership, some articles repeat.

1) Print http://www.pressherald.com/news/East-west-highway-idea-resurfaces-in-Legislature.html (same as below) http://www.pressherald.com/news/this-time-private-money-would-fund-east-west-road_2012-02-15.html (same as above)


http://www.sunjournal.com/news/approved/0001/11/30/renewed-interest-east-west-highway-reaches-state-h/1155440 (same as below) http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/14/news/augusta/renewed-interest-in-east-west-highway-reaches-state-house/?ref=mostReadBoxBusiness (same as above)




http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/071bc5ca7ef54de69738ad69cb7689ab/ME–East-West-Highway/ (same as below) http://www.htrnews.com/usatoday/article/38576715?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs (same as above)



KSVR/Skagit Valley College Radio Interview of Defending Water in Washington

Speak Up, Speak Out radio host Jodie Buller talks with Sandra Spargo, of the citizen’s group Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin.

      1. Interview with Sanda Spargo (click Play icon to listen)
The subject is the contract that the City of Anacortes signed with Tethys Enterprises to build what could become the largest bottled beverage plant in the U.S. The Tethys contract is for five million gallons of municipal Skagit River water per day and would involve 800 rail cars each day to transport materials and product. Sandra explains some of the context of the contract and citizen response and suggests an upcoming water summit to bring Skagit communities together to collectively decide what happens with the future of our water resources. […]