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Recent news from around the region that relates to the Rogue River and neighboring watersheds that Rogue Riverkeeper works to protect.

Group Pushes for LNG Pipeline in Ads
Proponents for the Jordan Cove LNG project push TV ads on prime time during the Olympics.
Citizen Water Patrol
Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers will collect samples from local water bodies to test bacteria levels and post the information online.
Federal Court Upholds Oregon’s Right to Protect Water Quality and Fish Habitat
Court Finds That Restrictions on Mining Methods Are Clearly Within the State’s Authority
FERC rejects Jordan Cove LNG project; opponents rejoice
Federal agency says pipeline's impact outweighed any benefit
Oregon fined $1.2 M for failing to address coastal pollution
Oregon's failure to confront coastal pollution from logging, agriculture and other sources has cost the state $1.2 million in federal grant money.
Wider stream buffers sought for southwest Oregon
New rules calling for wider stream buffers in Western Oregon exempted the Siskiyou Region
Gold miners sue western states over ban of dredging equipment
Oregon is the latest state to face legal challenges that invoke the federal mining law of 1872
Guest Opinion: Board of Forestry fails to protect Southern Oregon salmon
In a recent decision intended to increase protection for our streams and salmon from the impacts of logging along streams, the Board missed the mark by a mile.
Conservation, Fishing Groups Move to Join Lawsuit to Protect Oregon From Gold Mining Impacts
Groups Defend Restrictions on Mining Practices Harmful to Salmon, Waterways, Wildlife
The Fight Over Jordan Cove LNG Will Continue
The struggle has been ongoing for more than a decade. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) approved the first incarnation of this project in 2009 and few are surprised to hear they issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement today.
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