Environment

Environment & Planning

Record date: July 15, 2016

This City Club will air in August.

Speakers:

  • Jim McGavin: President of the South Willamette Wineries Association, President of the Prairie Mountain Wineries Association, Owner of Walnut Ridge Vineyard, and Co-owner of Sass Winery.
  • Sandra Ericson: Former Planning Commissioner and Chair of the Climate Protection Task Force for the City of St. Helena, Napa Valley, and former President of the St. Helena Home Winemakers.

Coordinator: Sandra Ericson

Wolf
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Conservation groups have gotten the go-ahead to challenge wolf de-listing in Oregon.  a state court of appeals judge says the lawsuit can go forward despite recent legislation.

Wikipedia

The Environmental Protection Agency fined Oregon State University over $200,000 for improper storage and labeling of hazardous materials.

This was the largest regional penalty settled with the federal agency this year.


http://defazio.house.gov/

As part of a lawsuit settlement, the federal government is proposing changes to the National Flood Insurance Program for Oregon that could severely restrict development in Glenwood and other places across the state.

Firefighters Attend Training To Prep For Summer

Jun 29, 2016

The past few fire seasons in the Northwest have been brutal. Record-breaking blazes burned through the towns of Chelan and Pateros. This year is already starting out dry and hot. That’s why hundreds of firefighters across Washington are prepping for the summer.

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Eugene will start a pilot residential food waste collection program this fall. City Counselors will get an update at their work session Monday.

Coburg Road Quarry

A Coburg rock products company faces more than $20,ooo in fines for letting muddy water run into the McKenzie River.

Washington Governor Asks Union Pacific To Halt Oil Trains

Jun 25, 2016
Ted S. Warren/AP

Gov. Jay Inslee asked the Union Pacific Railroad on Friday to halt oil train shipments through Washington until the company does more walking inspections of its railroad track.

Inslee joins Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who has repeatedly called for a moratorium on oil train traffic after a fiery oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, on June 3.

Union Pacific said it will continue operations.

Rachael McDonald

The Willamette River got a B-minus on its first report card. The grade reflects the overall health of the river. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald checked in with Joe Moll with the McKenzie River Trust which works to improve river habitat in the Eugene Springfield area.

Lost Lake is a seasonal alpine lake—just off the Santiam Pass Highway and it’s aptly named. Once a year, it disappears, not by evaporation or seepage. It flows away down a big hole in the lake bed. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert visited the site and talked to a hydrologist about the phenomenon at lost lake.

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