Senator Ron Wyden http://klcc.org en Facing A Hot Wildfire Season, Officials Pitch New Funding Bill http://klcc.org/post/facing-hot-wildfire-season-officials-pitch-new-funding-bill <p><br /><br />This summer is shaping up to be a hot season for wildfires, especially on the west coast. Federal officials and lawmakers took the opportunity Monday to urge passage of legislation that would treat big wildfires like other natural disasters. They say this would fix a problem that’s hampered efforts to prevent the fires in the first place.<br /><br /> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:57:04 +0000 Liam Moriarty 10030 at http://klcc.org Facing A Hot Wildfire Season, Officials Pitch New Funding Bill Sen. Wyden: Hanford Tanks Like “Groundhog Day,” Problems Keep Repeating http://klcc.org/post/sen-wyden-hanford-tanks-groundhog-day-problems-keep-repeating-0 <p>U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is saying cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is like something out the movie “Groundhog Day.” In a boathouse on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon,&nbsp; Saturday, he said the problems at the nuclear site repeat over and over.</p><p>Senator Wyden says key documents at Hanford were kept from him, the State of Washington and the public.</p><p>Ron Wyden: “We were told in 2012 that this double-shelled tank … was an isolated issue. Now we have obtained documents indicating some very serious questions about whether that was actually the case.”</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:48:18 +0000 Anna King 9096 at http://klcc.org Sen. Wyden: Hanford Tanks Like “Groundhog Day,” Problems Keep Repeating Land Advocates Protest Logging Bill http://klcc.org/post/land-advocates-protest-logging-bill <p>Conservationists from across the nation are in Eugene this weekend for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Public lands advocates took this opportunity to protest a logging bill sponsored by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden. Today (Friday) more than 50 people marched from the Knight Law Center to the Federal Courthouse.</p><p> The protesters are opposed to plans to increase logging on public forestlands in western Oregon. Self proclaimed "tree sitters" are part of the rally. So are fishery managers and scientists.</p><p></p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:55:16 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 9044 at http://klcc.org Land Advocates Protest Logging Bill Trade Agreement Protesters Deliver Message to Wyden http://klcc.org/post/trade-agreement-protesters-deliver-message-wyden <p>At a small rally at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene today (Monday), community activists and union representatives held signs in protest of the new trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (or T-P-P.) KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports.</p><p>As the group sang re-worked verses of the popular Bob Dylan protest song, a delegation prepared to hand deliver about 55 letters to Senator Ron Wyden.</p><p></p><p>Shelley Pineo-Jensen is with Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network. She criticized Wyden for not taking a stronger position&nbsp; on the TPP.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:00:43 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 7151 at http://klcc.org Trade Agreement Protesters Deliver Message to Wyden Wyden Timber Plan Faces Criticism http://klcc.org/post/wyden-timber-plan-faces-criticism <p>US Senator <a href="http://www.wyden.senate.gov/">Ron </a><a href="http://www.wyden.senate.gov/">Wyden</a>'s bill to increase timber harvest in Western Oregon is generating criticism from both sides of the ongoing logging debate.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:05:49 +0000 Rachael McDonald 4103 at http://klcc.org Wyden Timber Plan Faces Criticism Merkley And Wyden Introduce Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act http://klcc.org/post/merkley-and-wyden-introduce-crooked-river-collaborative-water-security-act <p>Legislation was introduced last week to improve water management on the Crooked River near Prineville.&nbsp; Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley spoke Friday about the bill.</p><p>Merkley: "You know how we say here in the West: Whiskey, that's for drinking, and water, that's for fighting."</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 3617 at http://klcc.org Merkley And Wyden Introduce Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act