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ORA urges Senate to reject COOL repeal

  Oregon Rural Action joined with 141 diverse groups to deliver a letter on July 28 urging the U.S. Senate to reject both the efforts to repeal the country of origin labeling (COOL) law and to convert COOL into a voluntary labeling program for beef, pork and chicken.   The letter urges the Senate “to defend consumers’ right to know where their food comes from and the ability of farmers and ranchers to proudly identify their...

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Long-awaited victory against Big Coal!

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) denied a key permit necessary for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export proposal. Ambre’s dirty coal project would have sent hundreds of coal trains through the region, thousands of coal barges down the Columbia River, and further disrupted our climate with dangerous carbon pollution. Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon state agencies listened to our broad and deep coalition from across the region and made the right choice. Send a message to DSL Director Mary Abrams and Governor Kitzhaber today, and thank them for their leadership!

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Joseph Branch Rail-With-Trail Feasibility Study Kick-Off Meeting

Joseph Branch Rail-With-Trail Feasibility Study Kick-Off Meeting The Wallowa Union Railroad Authority will hold a public meeting in Elgin, Oregon on July 9, 2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Elgin Depot. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the trail feasibility study scope of work that will be presented by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and Eastern Oregon University. The public is encouraged to attend this important meeting...

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