This fall, voters in Oregon will select a new Governor.
Betsy Johnson, a Central Oregon native, and longtime state lawmaker, said she’s an aggressive advocate for the farming community across the state. She says currently overregulation is one of the most pressing issues Oregon farmers are facing at the state level.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined the Lamb Weston potato processing facility in Hermiston $127,800 for overapplying wastewater containing nitrogen to farmland and causing nitrate groundwater contamination in the Lower Umatilla Basin...
It's actually an amendment to an existing federal law, but it could be a groundbreaking piece of legislation, perhaps one that will stop the never-ending stream of environmental lawsuits we've seen over the years.
Perhaps an unintended consequence of turning a blind eye towards the growing number of homeless camps popping up on the west side? For years, Portland and especially Seattle, have had some of the most lenient and friendly 'camping' policies towards homeless camps, but now it appears issues are growing.
The Department of Ecology has released a revision on the first ever rule designed to reduce carbon pollution, and they actually want your opinions. The Department plans to act by late summer on putting this new Clean Air Rule into action.