September 2016 Membership Update

News from Oregon Rural Action 2016 Annual Meeting and Dinner It’s almost here! We are looking forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting & Dinner on Saturday, October 8. This year’s gathering is taking place at the Union County Senior Center in La Grande from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Let’s celebrate ORA’s accomplishments, catch up with old friends and welcome our new members as we share news from ORA chapters and issue groups, elect new...

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June 2016 Membership Update

At the April 24, 2016 membership meeting in La Grande, the members of Oregon Rural Action voted overwhelmingly to keep their organization intact and rebuild ORA to its former capacity for addressing issues important to its communities. Members’ responses to surveys motivated and guided the board in its next steps towards working with foundations like the McKenzie River Gathering and submitting additional proposals to the Meyer Memorial...

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Healthy Climate Bill: Take action today!

There are already limits on emissions in our laws, but there is no way to enforce them. The Healthy Climate bill will hold big polluters accountable for the cost of what they are dumping into our air and water. Up to this point, we are paying the costs, in the form of missed work days and medical bills from lung disease, severe allergies and asthma attacks. We pay for record-breaking wildfires and droughts that hurt family farmers and raise food prices.

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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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Comment Against Coal: Deadline November 18th!

Oppose the Millennium Coal Terminal!  The November 18th deadline is your last chance to shape the process which will decide whether 48 million tons of coal will make its way thru eastern Oregon to be burned in China. This will decide the scope of the decision making process; if they really consider the impacts of what will happen, how can they actually go forward with this? The largest coal export terminal proposed in the Northwest is now up...

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Comment Against Coal

Act Now! Coal Comments Due August 12th It’s quick and easy to take action. Just push send on a letter from our action page or better yet take a few minutes to edit and add your own voice! Personal unique letters are also encouraged. Oregon is considering giving permits to an Australian coal company to ship massive amounts of U.S. coal overseas, through the ports on the Oregon coast. The coal would travel over 1,000 miles from Montana and...

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