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August 12, 2016 | Legal Document

Morrow Coal Port Permit Decision

The Department will issue a permit only if the Department makes all of the following three determinations: The project described in the application: (1) has independent utility; (2) is consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the water resources of this state as specified in ORS 196.600 to 196.905; and (3) would not unreasonably interfere with the paramount policy of this state to preserve the use of its waters for navigation, fishing and public recreation. The permit applicant has the burden of proof for all three determinations.

August 9, 2016 | Blog Post

Climate Change Isn’t Child’s Play

At a Washington, D.C., event, parents and advocates from around the country played with their children for a good cause. (Spanish language version available.)

August 5, 2016 | Blog Post

Cleaning Up California’s Dirty Freight System

California asserts its commitment to a strong economy and a healthy environment in its new Sustainable Freight Action Plan, but the state can do even more to clean up the polluting freight system.

August 5, 2016 | Blog Post

The Death of World Heritage Sites

The future of priceless World Heritage sites depends on the immediate reduction of climate-change-inducing greenhouse-gas emissions, but many of the governments responsible for protecting these sites are failing to take strong climate action and are actively pursuing dirty energy projects.

July 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Two Political Trainwrecks in the Making

The House and Senate are packing their environmental budget bills with poison pill riders that would harm America’s air, water and wildlife.

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