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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.