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Articles tagged Wyden

July 25, 2014, 10:57 a.m.

Northwest Wildfires Boost Call For Funding Reform

As fires continue to rage through tinder-dry wildlands in Oregon, Washington and California, Northwest-based politicians are leading an effort to change how the federal government pays to fight and prevent these wildfires.

June 11, 2014, 10:29 a.m.

Oregon Senators Ask Transportation Safety Board To Evaluate Emergency Order On Oil Trains

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to review the sufficiency of the U.S. Department of Transportation's latest emergency order on oil trains.

May 21, 2014, 2:22 p.m.

Senators Introduce Bill To Authorize Upper Klamath Basin Agreement

U.S. senators from Oregon and California have introduced legislation aimed at restoring the Klamath Basin and reforming the way water is distributed in this arid region that straddles the states.

May 9, 2014, 12:51 p.m.

Wyden, Merkley Want Transparency For Shipments Of All Oil, Not Just Bakken

Oregon's two U.S. senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, on Friday urged the Department of Transportation to expand its call for greater transparency to include all shipments of crude oil, not just that produced in the Bakken region of North Dakota.

April 17, 2014, 3:37 p.m.

Ranchers And Tribes' Klamath Agreement Shifts The Hard Work To Congress

Friday's ceremonial acknowledgement of a new agreement in the Klamath Basin shifts the hard work of consensus building from the drought-afflicted region stradling Oregon and California to the U.S. Congress.

April 4, 2014, 5:19 p.m.

Urged To Support Oil Train Funding, Northwest Senator Seeks Answers

U.S. Sen Patty Murray, D-Wash., plans hearing on oil train safety while Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Maria Cantwell of Washington push for federal spending to speed up tank car retrofitting and increase rail inspections.

March 10, 2014, 2:45 p.m.

All-Nighter On Climate Change To Keep U.S. Senators Occupied

They don't have plans for a filibuster, since they lack a bill and a scheduled vote. But more than two dozen Democratic U.S. lawmakers do have a lot to say about the perils of climate change -- along with a free Monday night and access to the floor of the U.S. Senate.

March 2, 2014, 8:43 p.m.

Hanford Tanks: How Much Do We Know?

When it comes to the many underground tanks at Hanford filled with radioactive sludge, just how much do we know? U.S. Senator Ron Wyden says not enough.

Jan. 24, 2014, 4:32 p.m.

Wyden, Merkley Take Railroads To Task Over Oil Train Safety

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley call on railroad company executives to address mounting concerns about oil train safety along the Columbia River.

Dec. 23, 2013, 1:29 p.m.

Tree Sitters Don’t Buy Logging Designed To Mimic Nature

Protesters have spent the past six months living in the woods on a ridge near Roseburg, Oregon to try to prevent logging on the site. It sounds like an old story, but there’s a new twist. A forestry professor says the logging was designed to mimic nature.

Dec. 3, 2013, 9:17 p.m.

3 Things About The Political Pep Rally In Klamath Falls

There was a time when you wouldn't see politicians hold still for a photo op in the Klamath Basin. But that's what's in the works in Klamath Falls, where an almost-done deal could change the way water is divided up in a thirsty corner of the Northwest.

Nov. 26, 2013, 9:17 a.m.

Wyden’s O&C Forest Bill Attempts To Balance Logging And Conservation

Sen, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced a bill that sets the stage for sweeping changes in the management of 2.1 million acres of federal forest in Western Oregon.

May 30, 2013, 9:47 p.m.

Advocates For Klamath Dams' Removal Rally In Portland

Groups from Southern Oregon and Northern California rallied in Portland Thursday for a project along the Klamath River to restore fish habitat and remove four dams.

Feb. 12, 2013, 4:08 p.m.

Should the US Export Natural Gas? Wyden Leads Sharp Senate Debate

Should the U.S. export its abundant supply of shale gas? Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden raised that question in a hearing Tuesday -- his first since taking over chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Feb. 8, 2013, 3:06 p.m.

Interior Investigating Possible Coal Royalty Dodge

The U.S. Secretary of Interior says his agency is investigating whether mining companies are skirting royalty rules as they increase exports of coal to Asia, but have issued no violations yet.

Jan. 14, 2013, 1:19 p.m.

10 Things To Know About Leasing Coal On Public Land

Calls for tighter oversight of federal coal leases could impact the future of five coal export terminals proposed for the Pacific Northwest. Here are 10 things you should know about the federal coal leasing program in the Powder River Basin.

Nov. 9, 2012, 7 a.m.

Sen. Wyden Poised To Chair Energy, Natural Resources Committee

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is poised to chair the Committee on Energy and Natural resources. He’ll take the gavel from New Mexico Democrat Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring at the end of the year. The position will give Wyden more power to influence the debate over coal and gas exports.

May 29, 2012, 6:47 a.m.

Seattle City Council Votes Against Regional Coal Exports

The Seattle City Council is voting to oppose coal exports through Washington. Increasingly, politicians are questioning or flat-out opposing such activity in the Northwest, where there are proposals to build six coal export terminals. **Update, 3:30 p.m.:** Seattle City Council vote is unanimous to oppose coal trains.

July 20, 2011, 4:48 p.m.

Communities Await Army’s Closure Plans For Umatilla Chemical Depot

The Us Senate takes up the question of who will oversee the wildlife-rich stretch of land now occupied by the Umatilla Chemical Depot after the U.S. Army finishes shutting it down this fall.