The mine, nearing state approval, promises to create hundreds of high-paying jobs in a region that needs them, but concerns remain about the environmental dangers of chemical mining.
Author: Ian Rose
Lawmakers heard testimony last week urging them to boost funding to support the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s programs.
A 2021 law exempted local publicly-owned and co-op power utilities, common in eastern Oregon, from emissions rules. Proposed legislation to close that loophole is drawing stiff opposition.
Scientists and conservationists want the Biden administration to ban on federal land the trapping and hunting of beavers, which are natural allies against climate change.