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Tue May 17 15:21:05 PDT 2011
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Land-use watchdog group doles out assets<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article%3FAID%3D/20110517/NEWS/105170316&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAAOABAmuTL7gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=ahXw2KWeXJs&usg=AFQjCNEGlpu13XKGSWbZuNMTWzmsu_ECfA> (Mail Tribune)
A 10-acre minimum version approved by commissioners in 2006 got shot down by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals and the Oregon Court of Appeals after an appeal was filed by the city of Ashland, which maintained the county hadn't adequately involved ...
Board hears Civic pitches<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/26254878-41/board-center-civic-district-eugene.html.csp&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATALOAtAmuTL7gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=ahXw2KWeXJs&usg=AFQjCNERzTB8_NXlKG_zFYxObjgoy2188Q> (The Register-Guard)
"I think we are prepared to do what we need to do to deliver a great mixed-use center," said Eugene developer Steve Master, who wants to build a Fred Meyer-anchored shopping center on the property near 20th Avenue and Willamette Street in south Eugene. ...
What's So Great About Portland?<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.alternet.org/environment/150951/what%27s_so_great_about_portland&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATABOAFAmMHG7gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=5wuqH3GLSD4&usg=AFQjCNG79HxMb6V4_jiVr_J8ujV2ZS7HAw> (AlterNet)
"What people forget is that the light rail, the land use laws and all that would never have happened without the high levels of citizen involvement that goes on here. "That's what makes Portland Portland," adds Dee, co-founder of Onward Oregon, ...
County puts off Baker Rock resumption<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.newsregister.com/article%3FarticleTitle%3Dcounty%2Bputs%2Boff%2Bbaker%2Brock%2Bresumption--1305320274--751--home-news&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATABOAFAlJ7B7gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=bMu651CE2ME&usg=AFQjCNElHR4l3Der8tLtIQOVVCBs3oNeQA> (McMinnville News-Register)
They want to get a ruling first from the state Land Use Board of Appeals on the legal sufficiency of the underlying gravel deposit. At issue is a company proposal to extract gravel from 175 acres of Grand Island farmland. ...
B2H line to be evaluated by BLM and others<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.argusobserver.com/articles/2011/05/15/news/doc4dcf60c114e3e408792491.txt&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAEOARAlJ7B7gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=bMu651CE2ME&usg=AFQjCNEW9oOK2rA7g8U9zZgUkX5N4fOBzA> (Ontario Argus Observer)
The line would be about 300 miles long and would cross private, federal and state lands in six counties in Oregon and Idaho, with about 93 miles of the land the line will cross administered by federal agencies. Idaho Power's right-of-way application to ...
OREGON WINS APPROVAL FOR 'LARGEST SOLAR HIGHWAY PROJECT IN THE NATION' AT BALDOCK I-5 REST AREA (Portland Oregonian)
Clackamas County this week granted the Oregon Department of Transportation approval to install what the state agency has described as the "largest solar highway project in the nation, and the largest solar project at a safety rest area in the world."
Young couple on a budget builds Ballard's first zero-energy house<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2011/05/13/features/young-couple-budget-builds-ballards-first-zer&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAFOAVAl9i27gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=buzcrkFVlis&usg=AFQjCNGYu2wwoeikjVd-RKv1RknSliZoUA> (Ballard News Tribune)
Clifton recently built a house in Oregon that after producing all its own electricity with solar panels, still has enough energy left to power a Nissan Leaf for 3400 miles. "Buildings that can power themselves and maybe even cars really seemed like the ...
SHOULD DRIVERS PAY BY THE MILE INSTEAD OF THE GALLON? (USA Today)
For nearly 80 years, motorists have paid a tax every time they put gas in their cars. What if they were taxed based on how far they drive instead? The idea's been kicked around for several years. Oregon has tested it in a pilot program and is now considering a bill requiring all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles traveling on state highways to pay .6 cents per mile beginning in 2014.
Oregon bills would regulate wineries<http://djcoregon.com/news/2011/05/11/oregon-bills-would-regulate-wineries/> (Daily Journal of Commerce)
The days of stopping by a roadside stand to buy a few ears of corn or a flat of strawberries from a local farmer have changed. The organic, buy local and slow food movements have drawn urbanites desiring to experience the farm itself.
Luscher: More of a farm if in city limits?<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.westlinntidings.com/news/story.php%3Fstory_id%3D130514162670465500&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAMOAxAsLWx7gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=PdJOh4sUgEM&usg=AFQjCNHJOjcGORpaQbA0oF6eTOyUe4Tpww> (West Linn Tidings)
Until then, city officials will continue to walk a tightrope to balance the public's desire to use the properties and the limitations set on the land's use because of zoning, which is enforced by Clackamas County. The city bought Luscher Farm in 1991 ...
Oregon Business Groups Push for Job Creating Legislation<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://theportlander.com/2011/05/11/oregon-business-groups-push-for-job-creating-legislation/&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAAOABAlJKs7gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=2hSNo13n9PY&usg=AFQjCNHhMAmEN5Jur95vSqmGjBl8o5T5SQ> (The Portlander)
SB 792: Creates a pilot project for Central Oregon to better connect economic development and land use planning across jurisdictions. HB 2700: Expedites permitting for linear infrastructure and pipeline projects. HB 3591-A: Provides clear direction to ...
Industrial land bill important to Oregon job growth, state official says<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/05/industrial_land_bill_important.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATABOAFAlJKs7gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=2hSNo13n9PY&usg=AFQjCNHfXAqEfk4_4NLbnqRtOSldXgerZg> (OregonLive.com)
"This is really about making the land-use system work," Whitman told the Joint Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development. The conservation group 1000 Friends of Oregon also supports the legislation. Policy Director Mary Kyle McCurdy said ...
OREGON, WASHINGTON AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS IN EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION SPENDING-- BLOG (Portland Oregonian) http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2011/05/oregon_washington_among_nation.html
Oregon and Washington drivers may be paying more than ever in gas taxes and licensing fees, but they should feel good about the way state officials are spending that money, according to a new national study.
BOB DOPPELT: Climate change makes extreme weather normal<http://www.registerguard.com/web/opinion/26211249-47/climate-weather-extreme-events-rise.html.csp> (Eugene Register-Guard)
The "tornado of a lifetime" ripped through the Southeast last month, killing more than 300 people.
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