Peter DeFazio http://klcc.org en DeFazio Criticizes "Drill Everywhere" Legislation on U.S. House Floor http://klcc.org/post/defazio-criticizes-drill-everywhere-legislation-us-house-floor <p>U.S Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon blasted republicans in congress today (Thursday) for passing legislation that will mandate drilling off U.S. coasts and public lands.</p><p>As a Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, DeFazio criticized the party line vote to approve H.R. 4899, saying it is the same proposal that passed last year and the year before that and the year before that.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:24:17 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 16391 at http://klcc.org DeFazio Criticizes "Drill Everywhere" Legislation on U.S. House Floor Oregon's 1872 Mining Law Could Get An Update http://klcc.org/post/oregons-1872-mining-law-could-get-update <p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:54:43 +0000 Liam Moriarty 12655 at http://klcc.org Oregon's 1872 Mining Law Could Get An Update Officials Break Ground On New Veterans Health Facility In Eugene http://klcc.org/post/officials-break-ground-new-veterans-health-facility-eugene <p>It’s been years in coming.&nbsp;&nbsp; Officials broke ground on a new Veterans health facility in Eugene Monday afternoon. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:16:50 +0000 Jes Burns 12171 at http://klcc.org Officials Break Ground On New Veterans Health Facility In Eugene Congressman Peter DeFazio, Students Request Grocery Stores Label Products Containing GMOs http://klcc.org/post/congressman-peter-defazio-students-request-grocery-stores-label-products-containing-gmos <p>Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio and about 40 students from the University of Oregon are pushing super markets to voluntarily label products containing Genetically Modified Organisms.</p><p>The Oregon Legislature and the U.S. Congress continue to debate GMO labeling. The Oregon Student Independent Research Group is taking the discussion directly to grocery stores. Recently, OSPIRG requested Market of Choice voluntarily label products. At the U of O Friday, OSPIRG Spokeswoman Hannah Picknell said so far the super market chain has been receptive.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:22:11 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 9408 at http://klcc.org Congressman Peter DeFazio, Students Request Grocery Stores Label Products Containing GMOs Oregon Logging Conference Draws Thousands http://klcc.org/post/oregon-logging-conference-draws-thousands <p>The buzz of chainsaws and smell of freshly cut wood in Eugene isn’t only because of recent storms. Thousands of loggers have come to the Lane Events Center for the 76<sup>th</sup> annual Oregon Logging Conference.</p><p>The event is the largest equipment show west of the Mississippi. Organizers are excited to have about 900 registered participants from all over the U.S. as well as several foreign countries. The group’s president, Milt Moran, says an improved economy and a good program helped boost attendance:</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:31:50 +0000 Karen Richards 8619 at http://klcc.org Oregon Logging Conference Draws Thousands DeFazio Responds To President's State of The Union http://klcc.org/post/defazio-responds-presidents-state-union <p> 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio praised President Obama for his focus on the need for jobs in his state of the union address. The Springfield Democrat agrees these jobs can come from investments in transportation infrastructure. And, DeFazio says Oregonians who are unemployed need their extended benefits.<br /><br />Peter DeFazio: "I agree that it’s time for Congress to renew unemployment insurance for Oregonians and Americans who want to work but can't find a job. There are 5 unemployed Oregonians chasing every job in our state."<br /> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:46:18 +0000 Rachael McDonald 7252 at http://klcc.org DeFazio Responds To President's State of The Union The Loss Of Employment Benefits Makes A Tough Situation More Dire http://klcc.org/post/loss-employment-benefits-makes-tough-situation-more-dire <p>Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio met with unemployed Lane County residents Wednesday at Worksource Lane in Eugene. He's frustrated with fellow lawmakers who allowed federal extended unemployment benefits to expire between Christmas and New Years.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:02:55 +0000 Rachael McDonald 6857 at http://klcc.org The Loss Of Employment Benefits Makes A Tough Situation More Dire Information Gap In Northwest Oil Train Emergency Response http://klcc.org/post/information-gap-northwest-oil-train-emergency-response <p>More oil is moving along Northwest railways. The Bakken Oil fields of North Dakota are booming. But Bakken oil is explosive at relatively low temperatures. There have been several oil train accidents since the boom began, one of them costing the lives of 47 people in Quebec.</p><p>That’s prompted KUOW’s EarthFix team to take a look at how prepared the Northwest is for the rise of oil train traffic. Ashley Ahearn reports.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:04:51 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 6365 at http://klcc.org U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio Opposes Fast Tracking Trade Policy http://klcc.org/post/us-rep-peter-defazio-opposes-fast-tracking-trade-policy <p></p><p>Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio says he strongly opposes a bill that would give President Obama the authority to fast track U.S. trade deals.</p><p>According to DeFazio, fast track authority grants power to the executive branch to negotiate free trade agreements with little congressional input.&nbsp;He says when a free trade agreement is submitted this way, Congress must pass it within 90-days with an up or down vote, no amendments, and limited debate.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:28:41 +0000 Angela Kellner 6193 at http://klcc.org U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio Opposes Fast Tracking Trade Policy US House Approves Small Port Dredging http://klcc.org/post/us-house-approves-small-port-dredging <p>The US House of Representative has passed legislation that would provide harbor maintenance for small ports along Oregon’s coast.&nbsp; A lack of federal funds has led to a major backlog on dredging and maintenance projects, threatening the economy of several cities.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:59:10 +0000 Jes Burns 1781 at http://klcc.org US House Approves Small Port Dredging