News & Updates
The Columbian: Gorge Commission votes 10-1 Against Washougal Gravel Mine
August 13, 2019
The commission is considering its next steps regarding enforcement.
OPB: Gorge Commission Rejects Mining Operation Within Scenic Area
August 13, 2019
The 10-1 vote delivered a win to Washougal, WA, residents and the conservation group, Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
Kitsap Sun: 'Plein Air' Art Captures Beauty of Columbia Gorge
August 12, 2019
More than 40 artists traveled to the Gorge in late July to participate in what was essentially a four-day paint-off.
OPB: Residents Say Columbia Gorge Mine Violates Scenic Area Act
August 9, 2019
Washougal, WA, residents say a controversial rock-mining operation is disrupting their neighborhood’s peace and quiet.
August 13 Hearing Set to Halt Illegal Mine in the Columbia Gorge
August 8, 2019
Unpermitted mining expands as Friends and neighbors present their case for the mine’s closure.
"Bingen Skyline" Painting Wins Friends' Ribbon at Maryhill Exhibition
August 5, 2019
Artist Lilli-anne Price wins inaugural Friends of the Columbia Gorge ribbon at Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia Gorge Paint-Off and Exhibition.
Willamette Week: High Court Rules Against State in Energy Facility Decision
August 4, 2019
The opinion could affect future wind farms and natural gas plants, as well as two facilities that are already permitted.
East Oregonian: Court Ruling Could Nix Permits for Big Energy Projects
August 3, 2019
An Oregon Supreme Court ruling could bring an end to permits for two big energy projects in Eastern Oregon and eight more statewide.