Lobbyists working for gas companies also work for conservation groups that are trying to combat climate change, a watchdog group found.
The landmark Climate Protection Program is effectively dead for the next year while state regulators redo the rulemaking and approval process.
The city of Salem said snowmelt followed by rain and excessive groundwater caused an overflow on Thursday. Over 46,000 spilled into three local waterways.
A state treasurer plan would balance investments in carbon-emitting industries with enterprises that cut or absorb emissions.
Several Oregon timber companies participated in a workgroup and proposal that would cut the fees they pay to the state for fire protection.
In Salem, long stretches of hot weather broke heat records in 2023. It was the hottest May yet for the city, and August tied for first with 2017, according to the National Weather Service’s year in review.
Two Oregon senators aim to boost funding to the state’s firefighting efforts, one funded by the public, the other by timber companies
Officials say it’s too soon to determine whether opening dams on the Willamette helped young Chinook salmon and steelhead journey to the Pacific Ocean.
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a procedural error in approving the state’s Climate Protection Program invalidates the regulations.
Changes to the U.S. Forest Service’s national and Northwest forest plans should protect more old-growth trees from wildfire and climate change.