Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In the news

This was published yesterday Tuesday July 26, 2011 in the Oregonian:"BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wildlife advocates will be in federal court today to challenge a move by Congress that stripped gray wolves of their endangered status across most of the Northern Rockies." It seems that we have an issue with gray wolves that will not be resolved in many years. To read the whole article go to Oregon Live. The other interesting news is about the position of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden that has cosponsored two bill that environmental groups in Oregon do not like. To read about it link to Oregon Live, this is part of what the article says "U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is in hot water with environmentalists for co-sponsoring two bills in recent weeks that protect timber owners from increased federal regulation and delay air pollution rules for industrial boilers.

The bills, including one titled the "EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011," aren't what's expected of an Oregon Democrat rated highly on environmental scorecards, say Wyden's sometime allies."
The paper continues saying that Senator Wyden has been given hight marks in the past by environmentalists so it came as a surprise that this is happening. 

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