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Eugene’s drinking water is among the best in the nation. That’s according to the Eugene Water and Electric Board’s annual quality report release this week.

The Northwest’s art glass industry is under the gun over what it’s putting in the region’s air. Portland-based Bullseye Glass is in the midst of a 10-day production moratorium and is cutting back staff. Last week, facing similar pressures, a Washington-based company decided to shut down for good.

Owyhee Wilderness Area May Need More Protection

May 22, 2016
Bureau of Land Management

Oregon's Owyee Canyonlands may need more protection than currently exists. A new study says the area's remoteness has helped protect it so far, but local resource extraction proposals could threaten it.

Rachael McDonald

Officials have drafted a management plan for one of the most popular hiking spots around Eugene / Springfield. The public can comment on the future of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah in several ways.

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Three Oregon lawmakers have been hit with an ethics complaint filed by environmentalists. It was filed Monday with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission against three representatives who helped pass the so-called wolf delisting bill in February.

Wikipedia

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will loan the city of Newport more than $5 million to make some much needed improvements.

Rachael McDonald

University of Oregon students held a “mock wedding” Thursday. The event marked the end of Divest UO’s 9 week sit-in at the administration building on campus.

Bonneville Power Administration

Thanks to a wet winter, the Bonneville Power Administration says this will be a “normal” water year for the northwest. That’s an improvement over last year.

Anni Katz

There’s good news and bad news about Lane County’s Air Quality from a recent American Lung Association report. The area gets an “A” for its low ozone levels. But too much wood smoke makes the air unhealthy some of the year.

www.oregonlive.com

Backers of a liquefied natural gas project at the northwestern corner of Oregon are calling it quits.

Warrenton Mayor Mark Kujala says the development company Leucadia  National Corporation of New York is no longer willing to bankroll the Oregon LNG project.

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