The 10-1 vote delivered a win to Washougal, WA, residents and the conservation group, Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
The commission is considering its next steps regarding enforcement.
More than 40 artists traveled to the Gorge in late July to participate in what was essentially a four-day paint-off.
Washougal, WA, residents say a controversial rock-mining operation is disrupting their neighborhood’s peace and quiet.
Unpermitted mining expands as Friends and neighbors present their case for the mine’s closure.
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.
The opinion could affect future wind farms and natural gas plants, as well as two facilities that are already permitted.
An Oregon Supreme Court ruling could bring an end to permits for two big energy projects in Eastern Oregon and eight more statewide.