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Westifir, Oregon (Lane County) declares water emergency

The Associated Press /

Published Apr 18, 2015 at 12:02AM

WESTFIR — Officials in the small Lane County city of Westfir have declared a water emergency that prohibits outdoor uses of water, including watering lawns, washing cars and filling pools.

Westfir, northwest of Oakridge along Highway 58, sits on the banks of the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. Its water system draws from the river and serves more than 110 homes […]

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Rally of Unity, January 8th, State House!

Rally of Unity…

January 8th, NOON, State House, Augusta

…for our people AND our environment on the first day of the 126th Legislature ! ! !

Organized by the Alliance for the Common Good, an ad-hoc coalition assembling as a unified front under the theme, “Maine the Possible” to give voice to ordinary Maine people and to push back against corporate dominance in government, with hopes to organize into the future. Principles we agree on:

Maine $$ for Maine People

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Rally of Unity, January 8th, State House!

 

Join Stop the East-West Corridor at the Rally of Unity!

*JANUARY 8 STATE HOUSE AUGUSTA*

 

Wear your blaze orange! ! !

 

11:30am : Meet-Up in Parking Lot behind the Blaine House

Let’s get fired up! Share info, signs, materials, blaze orange, etc…

 

NOON : Rally between State House and Cross Building

Carry signs and banners, sing songs, do a little skit? Spokespeople talk to media!

 

1pm : Move […]

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Facts Matter: Cascade Locks leaders discuss obligation to inform public on Nestle’ plant

Julie Raefield-Gobbo

April 30, 2012

Near the end of the second official Cascade Locks Joint Committee on Economic Development meeting April 25, a consensus was reached on the importance of ensuring the public had access to the facts on the Nestlé Waters bottling plant proposal.

JCED members, including Port Commissioners Brenda Cramblett and Jessie Groves; City Councilors Mark Storm and Randy Holmstrom and Mayor Lance Masters, differed in their approach to creating that access.

Groves offered that residents could read […]

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Permanent storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste at Hanford to be debated

May 18, 2011, 9:45 AM by Scott Learn The Oregonian

A Department of Energy proposal that could bring more radioactive waste to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, including contaminated metal from decommissioned U.S. nuclear power plants, gets a public airing in Portland Thursday night.

The projected amount of waste is relatively low, enough to cover a football field 7 feet deep.

But the radioactivity is high: 160 million curies, more than three-quarters of the radiation contained in 177 leak-prone underground tanks […]

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The new website of Defending Water in Oregon is up, but still under construction…

Expect more news, updates, alerts, and information about what you can do to help the cause of defending water sovereignty in Oregon and beyond…