SALEM — The Oregon Senate President says there aren't enough votes within his own majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that sparked a walkout by Republicans, who fled to other states to thwart the measure.
SALEM — Republican state senators in Oregon left the Capitol — and in some cases, the state — last week to try to derail landmark climate legislation being pushed by Democrats. The dispute shows no signs of ending soon.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released a draft environmental analysis for a proposal intended to stop rangeland wildfires in a huge swath of the West that hosts cattle ranching and recreation and is home to imperiled sage grouse.
The Jordan Cove Project announced in a press release Monday, it has signed voluntary easement agreements with 82% of the private landowners along the project’s proposed pipeline route, which will allow the pipeline to cross beneath these properties.
There’s a new summer school opening this week north of Klamath Falls, and the lesson is learning to survive the natural elements.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will host a hearing date from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center for the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and Pacific Connector gas pipeline.
Public meetings to discuss a draft environmental impact statement on developing wildfire fuel breaks in the Great Basin will be held across a six-state area, according to a Department of the Interior news release.
In 2021, four large dams on the Klamath River are due to be demolished, in part to revive the river and Klamath Basin salmon.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires caused by downed power lines that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes agreed Tuesday to pay $1 billion in damages to local governments.
BLY — Firefighters are continuing to respond to lightning fires on the Fremont-Winema National Forest from thunderstorm activity in recent weeks.
As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission prepares to hold public hearings on the Jordan Cove Project, the company released an economic analysis of the pipeline that is to run across four Southern Oregon counties, including Klamath County, which could see $5.3 million in new tax revenue annually.
There is a rash of misunderstanding about forest ecosystems. Many agencies and timber companies are advocating logging/thinning to “restore” forest health. However, I know of no forest that evolved with chain saws. These timber advocates are exploiting the public’s natural fear of wildfire.
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — A Florida man who slipped on loose snow and nearly slid into the frigid waters of Crater Lake Monday afternoon was rescued and flown to a Bend hospital by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.
Warming and drying weather conditions have prompted Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District fire officials to issue a fire prevention order for lands within one-half mile of the Klamath River from Keno Dam downstream to the California state line effective Wednesday, June 12, at 12:01 a.m.
CHEMULT — Monday night fire crews ignited 360 acres of the prescribed fire project on the Chemult Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, south of State Highway 138 between mileposts 95 and 92 west of Diamond Lake Junction.
Wildfire season has taken a new meaning in Oregon, as fires burn longer, larger and hotter. Lawmakers in districts especially impacted by fires say the state isn't reacting quickly enough to the changing climate.