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Governor, EPA Administrator Meet with Local Leaders on Nitrate Issue

Gov. Tina Kotek and Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Administrator Casey Sixkiller met Wednesday, April 24, with local leaders and organizers to hear what...

Groups Meet with EPA to Discuss Emergency Action in Boardman

By Alex Baumhardt More than three years ago, eight national and Oregon-based environmental nonprofits petitioned the federal Environmental Protection Agency to do something about nitrate-contaminated...

Wyden Promises Action on Water Contamination in Boardman

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden promised action on the nitrate-contaminated wells and surface water in the area. "People are right to be frustrated," he said Sunday, April...

Commission Rules Out Air Pollution Regulations for State’s Large Dairies

By Alex Baumhardt Dairies with hundreds of cows won’t face regulations for air pollution for now, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission decided. The five governor-appointed commissioners...

Hermiston UPS Among Those Fined for Hazardous Waste Violations

By Alex Baumhardt More than a dozen UPS distribution and transportation centers in Oregon have been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal...

Fire Marshal Classifies August Fire at Pendleton Flour Mill as Accidental

The August fire at the Grain Craft Flour Mill in Pendleton has been ruled accidental, according to the Pendleton Fire Chief Jim Critchley. The Oregon State...

Oregon DEQ Fines Lamb Weston $127,000 for Nitrogen Pollution

By Alex Baumhardt A Lamb Weston plant in Hermiston allowed hundreds of tons of excess nitrogen to be spread on two farms, potentially adding pollution...

Lawmakers Approve $882,000 for Water Emergencies in E. Oregon

By Alex Baumhardt State lawmakers granted nearly $6 million to address well water issues in eastern and southern Oregon. The money was approved at a meeting...

Morrow County Residents Press Wyden Over Groundwater Issues

By Alex  Baumhardt At a virtual town hall Wednesday afternoon, Oregon’s senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden was pressed by several Morrow County residents about what...

Farms, Food Industries to Buy Water Filters for Hundreds in Morrow...

By Alex Baumhardt In response to the groundwater nitrate emergency in Morrow County, a coalition of food processors, an industrial dairy and an energy company working out...

OP-ED: EPA Rule Muddies the Water

All across Oregon and the rural West, farmers, ranchers, and other property owners have been wondering: what will Washington, D.C. try to unnecessarily regulate...

Walden Co-Sponsors Water Bill

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has co-sponsored a bill that would block a proposal by the Obama Administration to unilaterally increase their regulatory...

Walden Outlines Concerns Over EPA

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today met with Dennis McLerran, Region 10 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and conveyed concerns about his agency’s...

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