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Tue Mar 29 15:59:28 PDT 2011
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Garbage: To Burn or To Bury<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/03/garbage-to-burn-or-to-bury&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAJOAlAv7LJ7ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=-EdQYgjKQnE&usg=AFQjCNFxK_ggo2Ma9gzJXcNSf7juuhM-Rg> (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)
And landfills cause their own environmental threats - methane, groundwater pollution, and removing land from productive use, DeCarolis adds. If we don't incinerate, he adds, "we will not get away from having an environmental impact."
STATE GREENHOUSE GAS GOALS COULD INCREASE DRIVING COSTS (Portland Tribune)
-Friday summit to explore possible actions to reduce climate change-
Oregon is about to enter a new chapter in its environmental history with the adoption of state rules requiring an overall reduction in motor vehicle emissions.
Wildlife officials: Landowners abusing Oregon's wildlife tax breaks program<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ca058521c8084cd49c1a5edc067efa91/OR--Wildlife-Taxbreaks/&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATABOAFA2o7E7ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=kyoz1Con254&usg=AFQjCNHZYePuj-YK397e38PoZywD81BN-A> (The Republic)
Previously, only those with land zoned for exclusive farm use could participate. However, it's still up to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to decide whether to accept applications for the program. In Deschutes County, the state wildlife ...
Albany to decide on wider setback along waterways<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.democratherald.com/news/local/article_0a918778-5906-11e0-ae0e-001cc4c002e0.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATADOANA2o7E7ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=kyoz1Con254&usg=AFQjCNHaAVMHikeV8wLsboU2Wc48uWfvLg> (Albany Democrat Herald)
... issue is being discussed because cities and counties must periodically review and amend their comprehensive plans and development codes to stay consistent with the state's 19 planning goals, the laws that govern land use and planning in Oregon. ...
Three data centers going up in region<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.eastoregonian.com/news/three-data-centers-going-up-in-region/article_da1fd82e-5874-11e0-9f51-001cc4c03286.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAEOARAzeu-7ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=JHI3Mo4u8hc&usg=AFQjCNGJW306rKMyVG-RgQPAcTPnCwKDLg> (East Oregonian)
The Umatilla County Planning Department issued a land-use permit March 10 to Mildren Design Group of Tigard. It filed plans on behalf of Seattle's Vadata for a third Amazon data center east of McNary. "Vadata initially plans to construct six modular ...
Bates puts economic recovery on top of to-do list<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article%3FAID%3D/20110326/NEWS/103260305&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAAOABAlMi57ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=xvx_d70hAOE&usg=AFQjCNFg5zWyy-xtXgUTHfqRVtUY5L3weQ> (Mail Tribune)
Bates suggested that it might be time to ease some land-use laws that might help businesses expand and hire more workers. "I say this as one of the biggest environmentalists you will ever meet," Bates said. When asked about how the two parties are ...
CONSOLIDATING AGENCIES WOULD REDUCE THE RED TAPE -- GUEST OPINION (Salem Statesman Journal)
I read with interest the March 2 article regarding the state of Oregon merging natural resources agencies into one agency.
This idea has been around for years and the opposition points for the idea are the same ones I heard during my 20-plus years with the Oregon Division of State Lands.
KITZHABER CONTINUES I-5 BRIDGE PUSH (Oregon Business Journal)
As he faces a daunting list of budget and other policy decisions, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber continues to push for a new Interstate 5 bridge linking Oregon and Washington.
OREGON, WASH. RESIDENTS WAIT ON BRIDGE DESIGN DECISION (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Oregonians and Washingtonians are waiting to hear whether the proposed new I-5 bridge over the Columbia River will be the cheaper 'deck-truss' design -- or the more expensive and perhaps better looking, 'cable-stay' design.
LOTTERY TO FUND RESERVES STUDIES (The World)
Funding marine reserves with lottery money will help avoid 'mission creep" and minimize the impact on local communities, according to a cosponsor of the bill to finance them. 'We just need to get some money and some research going," said State Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, who co-sponsored the marine reserves bill written by the Oregon Legislature's Coastal Caucus.
Brooklane Heights plan continues to stir controversy<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_78914ab2-56a7-11e0-8405-001cc4c03286.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATABOAFAnaW07ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=_gHjEoL3fQM&usg=AFQjCNF_sUNe1Ie2o_IHzU4vTTYVjLW29Q> (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
In that time, it has was approved by the city council in three separate instances, but appealed to the state Land Use Board of Appeals each time. Only the most recent council decision was affirmed by LUBA.As the project moved through the process, ...
State officials to announce initial Aurora State Airport development plans ...<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.oregonlive.com/wilsonville/index.ssf/2011/03/post_1.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATACOAJAnaW07ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=_gHjEoL3fQM&usg=AFQjCNFksLTY1GjrC8PSiGqcY1rSyStHlA> (OregonLive.com)
Clackamas County Commissioner Charlotte Lehan noted planners should take a closer look at possible traffic and land-use impacts that could arise from airport development. The airport lies in Marion County, just south of the Clackamas County line. ...
Eyeballing the situation<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://canbyherald.com/news/2011/March/25/Local.News/eyeballing.the.situation/news.aspx&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAGOAZAnaW07ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=_gHjEoL3fQM&usg=AFQjCNHEvi9MoS7IvDQMTDEfAVdNl-5FYw> (Canby Herald)
The state airport has grown to become Oregon's third busiest and is busting at the seams. "It's a business," Meirow said. "It wants to grow." The city supports airport growth within its current boundaries, he said. And that's where it needs to stay ...
Judge throws out LNG company's latest court action<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.chinookobserver.com/news/local/judge-throws-out-lng-company-s-latest-court-action/article_e937e1aa-50f2-11e0-a72e-001cc4c03286.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATACOAJA14Kv7ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=jigFpKcom5c&usg=AFQjCNFTTI_DpYTYPswIOMsAD1sUXVHBPA> (Chinook Observer)
The action by Judge Cindee Matyas effectively puts an end to the company's motion, which sought immediate approval for its consolidated land-use application for the construction of 41 miles of natural gas pipeline. A hearing scheduled for Friday ...
Oregon Pipeline appeals Circuit Court ruling<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.dailyastorian.com/news/free/clatsop-county-s-lng-controversy-takes-another-step/article_f7512838-556a-11e0-8895-001cc4c002e0.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAQOBBA14Kv7ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=jigFpKcom5c&usg=AFQjCNH91OI_htsVkgGYdxMef_7a6oADeQ> (Daily Astorian)
The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals gave the county until April 13 to complete its reconsideration hearing on the pipeline application. If the matter does come back in front of Matyas, "it could take time for her to complete the process," Bennett said ...
Thomsen trades farm for Capitol<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.capitalpress.com/oregon/ml-thomsen-innovator-032511-art&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAGOAZA14Kv7ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=jigFpKcom5c&usg=AFQjCNGI4bQzhA0_f2l_9oqjyu2CmG01FQ> (Capital Press subscription)
Among bills before his committee are several land-use bills attempting to determine what events are allowed on farms. Thomsen said he favors provisions aimed at easing conflicts between nonfarm and farm uses on farmland, while still allowing wineries ...
Editorial: 'Protection' is more red tape<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.democratherald.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_824872e4-556a-11e0-97c5-001cc4c002e0.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATACOAJArt-p7ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=p6pYogwLFWQ&usg=AFQjCNHo-2YRR2-w5sxxbt1mB2Ak_y_Lpw> (Albany Democrat Herald)
At issue is Goal 5, one of the misnamed Oregon land use planning laws. (They're laws, not goals.) Albany has been working for a couple of years to review and renew its comprehensive plan to remain in compliance with this particular law, which requires ...
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