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Camas-Washougal Post-Record: Rock Mine Takes Hit at Hearing

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: Rock Mine Takes Hit at Hearing

August 22, 2019
In the Press

Gorge Commission reverses 2018 county decision; Friends group seeks stop-work order on illegal mining.

OPB: Gorge Commission Rejects Mining Operation Within Scenic Area

OPB: Gorge Commission Rejects Mining Operation Within Scenic Area

August 13, 2019
In the Press

The 10-1 vote delivered a win to Washougal, WA, residents and the conservation group, Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

The Columbian: Gorge Commission votes 10-1 Against Washougal Gravel Mine

The Columbian: Gorge Commission votes 10-1 Against Washougal Gravel Mine

August 13, 2019
In the Press

The commission is considering its next steps regarding enforcement.

Kitsap Sun: 'Plein Air' Art Captures Beauty of Columbia Gorge

Kitsap Sun: 'Plein Air' Art Captures Beauty of Columbia Gorge

August 12, 2019
In the Press

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

OPB: Residents Say Columbia Gorge Mine Violates Scenic Area Act

August 9, 2019
In the Press

Washougal, WA, residents say a controversial rock-mining operation is disrupting their neighborhood’s peace and quiet.

Willamette Week: High Court Rules Against State in Energy Facility Decision

Willamette Week: High Court Rules Against State in Energy Facility Decision

August 4, 2019
In the Press

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

East Oregonian: Court Ruling Could Nix Permits for Big Energy Projects

August 3, 2019
In the Press

An Oregon Supreme Court ruling could bring an end to permits for two big energy projects in Eastern Oregon and eight more statewide.

Bloomberg: Oregon Supreme Court Invalidates Energy Facility Permit Approval Rules

Bloomberg: Oregon Supreme Court Invalidates Energy Facility Permit Approval Rules

August 1, 2019
In the Press

The ruling could leave two big projects in limbo.

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