Testimony from farmers, environmental advocates and industry reveal deeper concerns about the future of farming in Oregon.
By Alex Baumhardt - Oregon Capital Chronicle
AT THE CAPITOL: A proposal from several Democrats and environmentalists would mandate the Oregon state pension fund to divest billions in fossil fuel holdings
An audit by the Secretary of State’s Office found divided authority on the issue, with the involvement of three departments, and a lack of funding and cooperation.
DEQ officials say the agency is more closely monitoring companies in its carbon credit Clean Fuels Program after TTS Charging sold $1.8 million in credits linked to false data.
A Lincoln City entrepreneur reported false data to the DEQ’s Clean Fuels Program, sold invalid carbon credits and went on a spending spree. An Oregon Capital Chronicle Special Report details what happened.
The Oregon Department of Education has updated its guidance to schools for how to support and protect LGBTQ students.
The new executive director of Oregon’s largest agricultural advocacy and lobbying group wants to grow membership and shrink regulations.
The Friday announcements come as Oregon Department of Education Director Colt GIll said he’s retiring at the end of June.
Only one of the three private companies providing electricity to one-third of Oregonians got a passing grade on plans to shift to clean energy.
A ballot measure passed in November to remove slavery from Oregon’s constitution began as a project led by inmates and students in a Willamette University class.