Sen. Ron Wyden

Lawsuit Challenges "Eco Friendly" Timber Sale

Conservation groups are challenging a timber sale that demonstrates the kind of ecosystem-driven logging that would be fast-tracked under Sen. Ron Wyden's bill to increase harvests from the so-called O&C lands in Western Oregon. Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S.Read More »

Shut Down Delays Final Meeting of Klamath Basin Task Force

The partial shutdown of the federal government is forcing another delay in the final report from a special task force on resolving water conflicts in the upper Klamath Basin. Richard Whitman, the governor's adviser overseeing the task force, told the Herald and News ( ) that the final meeting set for Thursday in Klamath Falls will be delayed until a couple weeks afterRead More »

Environmentalists Ramping Up Challenge To Logging Plans

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th August NewsenvironmentalistsloggingSen. Ron Wyden
Environmentalists are ramping up their campaign against a proposal to increase logging in federal forests in western Oregon. The Oregonian ( reports that one environmental group has made the disputed forests No.Read More »

Wyden Speaks Out Against Bulk Phone Record Collection

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th June Newsphone recordsSen. Ron Wyden
A senator who has been instrumental in the fight for open government is warning Americans their privacy is at risk because the government collects phone records in bulk. Sen.Read More »

Memorial Day Observances Planned at Eagle Point National Cemetary

Flag displays, Scottish bagpipes, a rifle salute and a flyover are planned for Monday's Memorial Day observance at Eagle Point National Cemetery. The observance is scheduled to run from 11 am to 12 pm. Local artist Sheri Parker-Smith will sing the National Anthem. A flyover will consist of helicopters and World War II bi-planes.Taps will be played on the trumpet by retired Army Sgt.Read More »

Wyden To Visit Medford, Tout Benefits of Natural Gas

Oregon senior Senator Ron Wyden will be conducting a news conference Sunday morning to promote what his office says are the economic and environmental benefits of declining natural gas prices. Wyden will talk about how the fuel emits less carbon emissions, resulting in cleaner are and reducing operation costs for government entities and private business.Read More »

Senators Urge Environmental Protection for Two Southern Oregon Creeks

Two southern Oregon creeks are being placed on the "Most Endangered Creeks" list, according to a press release from Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden. The group "American Rivers" says the creeks are being harmed by mining. Wyden and fellow Oregon Sen.Read More »

Wyden Addresses Medford Rotary on Energy

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd February NewsMedford RotarySen. Ron Wyden
Natural gas, climate change and federal forests were among the topics addressed today at Medford Rotary by Oregon’s senior Senator Ron Wyden. He is chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Wyden has stated in previous interview with “theDove” his support of harvesting waste woods for biomass.Read More »

Sen. Wyden To Meet In Medford On Violence Against Women Act

By Jim McCoy Fri 29th June Newsdomestic violenceSen. Ron Wyden

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be making a stop in Medford Tuesday, July 3rd, to meet with local elected officials and advocates for a roundtable discussion on the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. Enacted in 1994, the act is credited with helping women escape domestic violence. Its renewal is currently stalled in Congress, Wyden's office says.Read More »


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