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GOVERNOR'S TRADE MISSION PUSHES RENEWABLE ENERGY (Salem Statesman Journal) http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20101026/STATE/10260337/1001/business
-He hopes to sell state as high-tech leader as well-
Gov. Ted Kulongoski left Monday on a nine-day trade mission to Israel but he said it isn't just about selling Oregon products. . .
Troutdale site slected for urban land use case study<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2010/10/troutdale-site-slected-for-urban-land.html&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v0:d1:i0:lt:e1:p1:t1288051014:&cd=gKA1Ql2jCKc&usg=AFQjCNETo3S6IOLl0JZLA_f2a5-i7YLpew> (Sustainable Business Oregon)
A triangle of land in Troutdale will become the site of a collaboration on sustainable land use between the United States in Germany, the latest phase in an ...
Composting, biomass plant planned at Redland<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/oct/25/composting-biomass-plant-planned-at-redland/&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v1:d1:i0:lt:e1:p1:t1288044608:&cd=SFP5ZFH1Eo4&usg=AFQjCNH3Maq8hq1dndUo1cUvQfqoFNPbgQ> (The Columbian)
At their Monday night hearing, Clackamas County planning commissioners may make a recommendation to county commissioners on the proposal for composting and a biomass fuel plant at Redland, about five miles east of Oregon City. . .
Idaho Power seeks permission from property owners to survey land<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/idhoo_idaho-power-seeks-permission-from-property-owners-to-survey-land-1254702.html&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v1:d1:i0:lt:e6:p6:t1288044608:&cd=SFP5ZFH1Eo4&usg=AFQjCNGucppmstIjF8XVQ5jS4N9-70K-qA> (Trading Markets, press release)
Idaho Power Company is mailing letters to more than 300 people who own land along the proposed route for a major tranmission line, asking for permission to enter their property to do surveys. . .
PROTECTING THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY: THE TIME IS NOW -- GUEST OPINION (Portland Oregonian) http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2010/10/protecting_the_willamette_vall.html
With less than 20 percent of historic Willamette Valley habitats intact and unprecedented growth expected in the next 50 years, this is the time to conserve the native habitats that remain, focusing on those that support the area's fish and wildlife species. . .
WATER WORRIES (Eugene Register-Guard)
-Proposed rules on managing land near rivers upset homeowners-
>From her kitchen window, Carolynn McIntosh likes nothing better than to watch the McKenzie River run by while she does the dishes.
CLEANING UP BOARDMAN: CLEAN-ENERGY FUTURE WITHIN REACH, IF WE PULL TOGETHER -- GUEST OPINION (Portland Oregonian) http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2010/10/cleaning_up_boardman_clean-ene.html
The people of Oregon have had to accept dirty air and polluted water for more than three decades because of Portland General Electric's Boardman coal-fired power plant. Recently, The Oregonian's editorial board pointed out that progress toward phasing out the use of coal-fired power in our state recently has "started moving at light speed." . . .
BPA, STATE SIGN HABITAT ACCORD (Eugene Register-Guard) http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/sevendays/25444589-35/bpa-state-habitat-agreement-million.csp
Nearly 20,000 acres of Willamette basin habitat more than twice the area of Oregons largest state park will be protected in coming years under a new agreement between the Bonneville Power Administration and the state. . .
Land uses: Costs higher for residential<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.theindependent.com/articles/2010/10/23/news/local/doc4cc3b6c12148f336563346.txt&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v0:d1:i0:lt:e2:p2:t1287964444:&cd=9cLF0ShH7FA&usg=AFQjCNHaz8akTYuOOlQo6wosIm7vtMv69Q> (Grand Island Independent, Nebraska)
When it comes to the land in a county being used for houses, farms or industry, everyone knows each use generates tax revenue.
But each uses tax money, too. . .
URBAN AND RURAL RESERVES: OREGON LAND-USE DECISION DELAYED (Portland Oregonian) http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/10/urban_and_rural_reserves_orego.html
An unprecedented attempt to designate the region's farmland, forests and areas of urban development for the next 50 years stalled Friday when a state commission questioned Washington County's justification for expanding onto prime agricultural land. . .
PORT OF PORTLAND AND OREGON AGENCY RESTORE BOBCAT MARSH AT HILLSBORO'S JACKSON BOTTOM WETLANDS PRESERVE (Portland Oregonian) http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2010/10/port_of_portland_and_oregon_department_of_transportation_pool_mitigation_duties_to_restore_bobcat_ma.html
For every action, there must be an opposite and equal reaction. So says Newton. And the state of Oregon. That is, if in developing something, you hurt a wetland somewhere -- even if it's a tiny, out-of-the-way wetland -- you must create a new one elsewhere. . .
OREGON TO STUDY WIND FARM HEALTH EFFECTS (Portland Oregonian) http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/oregon-to-study-wind-farm-health-effects/f3beb84e4a4745308b38bf690cdabdef
Oregon has boosted wind energy projects with a vengeance in recent years, adopting a renewable power standard and tax breaks that have helped spread wind farms across the state's northern reaches and into eastern Oregon.
County snares $2 million planning grant for Aloha<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://blog.oregonlive.com/hillsboroargus/2010/10/county_snares_2_million_planni.html&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v1:d1:i0:lt:e2:p2:t1287785385:&cd=t2VA8z4SIB0&usg=AFQjCNE8aFDv-jnrgw-t6zr62qzstH6BWw> (OregonLive.com)
Washington County commissioners were on hand in Portland Thursday to accept $2 million in joint federal community and transportation planning grants for its Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan. . .
OREGON PRODUCERS PARTICIPATE IN MANY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS (AG Weekly) http://www.agweekly.com/articles/2010/10/22/news/ag_news/news88.txt
If government rental payments to Oregon landowners currently enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program were an agricultural crop, its value of nearly $27 million would make it the state's 25th ranked commodity. . .
Roseburg may contribute to Umpqua Dairy expansion study<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nrtoday.com/article/20101021/NEWS/101029956/1063/NEWS%26ParentProfile%3D1055&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v1:d1:i0:lt:e10:p10:t1287698984:&cd=R_dpYQ54_m0&usg=AFQjCNH24PnljHpUmV5Icqm4C53Xr0UAXw> (NRToday.com)
The city of Roseburg may contribute to developing a plan that could allow Umpqua Dairy to expand onto land that will be available after the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad moves its switchyard from downtown to Winchester. . .
Term Limits<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://daily.sightline.org/daily_score/archive/2010/10/20/term-limits&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v1:d1:i0:lt:e14:p14:t1287698984:&cd=R_dpYQ54_m0&usg=AFQjCNGXj2zaZXvU0CMMGxgXhJJWCdxUDw> (The Daily Score)
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Richard Florida<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703735804575535880450842698.html> about the changing demographics of cities has me thinking again about how to rid our language of the term 'suburb.' . . .
Remands: Is the system broken or working?<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.newberggraphic.com/news/2010/October/19/Local.News/remands.is.the.system.broken.or.working/news.aspx&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v1:d1:i0:lt:e2:p2:t1287612576:&cd=qXQX5qzpMr0&usg=AFQjCNHpwBA5i6rjk8Bue2jDnk-GrvvgBg> (Newberg Graphic)
Newberg has run into numerous delays over the past few years when trying to earn state approval for large-scale land use planning tools, and it isn't the only city so affected. . .
How'd Oregon do in TIGER II?<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://bikeportland.org/2010/10/20/howd-oregon-do-in-tiger-ii-41327&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v1:d1:i0:lt:e3:p3:t1287612576:&cd=qXQX5qzpMr0&usg=AFQjCNFozA94ngHwXqfcKI1r9SwDkcta7A> (BikePortland.org)
This morning the U.S. Department of Transportation released<http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2010/dot18810.html> a full list of award announcements for their TIGER II grants. More than 70 projects - split between 42 capital construction projects and 33 planning projects - worth $600 million were funded. . .
Wetlands could hamper growth<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2010/10/10-19-10-01.shtml&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f2:v1:d1:i0:lt:e10:p10:t1287612576:&cd=qXQX5qzpMr0&usg=AFQjCNFLdn8ES8QIQ-IRz1JF6bfu1I_yWA> (Dalles Chronicle)
Seasonal wetlands and an unusual species of fairy shrimp are threatening to put The Dalles' shrinking supply of industrial land on the endangered list. . .
Lisa Howard | Assistant to the Director
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