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Muddied waters and 'Band-Aid' fixes
Landslides into McDonald Ditch are a common cause of Little Applegate River turbidity
Troubled ditch will be closely monitored
TID board OKs remote system after multiple landslides cause failures
Contaminated creek
Recent study shows E.coli bacteria in Ashland Creek originates in the city, though precise source still unknown
Crippled Creek
The search goes on to discover why Ashland's signature waterway attracts bacteria
Gold mine operation faces suit over waste
Benton gold mine faces lawsuit over pollution to Whisky Creek
Address the causes of toxic algae
Toxic algae is a growing problem throughout the watershed
Gold Ray removal supported through mail drive
Rogue Riverkeeper mobilizes public support of dam removal
FERC releases environmental impact report
LNG terminal would have limited adverse effects, but some in community worry about harm to fish, wildlife
FERC approves LNG pipeline through Upper Rogue
Gov. Kulongoski and AG Kroger say they will request a rehearing of the decision
Oregon, others petition FERC to halt gas pipeline
Groups say the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission failed to meet standards set in the Clean Water Act, Coast Zone Management Act
Dredge miners hear giant sucking sound
Budget cuts shut down gold dredging in California.
Gold miner Cliff Tracy wants to dig in again on critical salmon stream in southwest Oregon
Tracy was convicted of illegally mining next to a critical salmon stream in southwest Oregon, now, he has applied to mine at the same spot again
Bait and switch: Gas export threatens Southern Oregon
The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas proposal could be the riskiest energy project Southern Oregon has ever seen.
Gas pipeline export talk not a surprise to LNG opponents
Opponents of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay and connecting pipeline to Malin are saying "I told you so" following the announcement that proponents now want to export the gas.
Ashland Creek bacteria study a community winner
'Fast track' law could harm property rights, gas pipeline opponents claim
Protesters say Oregon House and Senate bills would allow applicants to work on private land without the owners' knowledge or consent
Developer forfeits Chetco River gold mining claims
Authorities say Washington's Dave Rutan failed to pay annual filing fees
On Oregon's rivers, there's a recreational gold rush in suction-dredge mining
Guest opinion by Lesley Adams and Steve Pedery
Pipeline project revived
Company reapplies with FERC to export liquified natural gas to the coast through Jackson County
Gas pipeline discussion goes public
Open house planned on proposal for 36-inch line stretching from Coos Bay to Malin; plan now is to export
Unsafe water in our creeks makes summer less fun
Chronic fecal bacteria pollution in the Rogue Basin makes many of our public waters unsafe for swimming or wading
Pipeline comments extension requested
Members of Oregon's congressional delegation have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend by 30 days its public comment period regarding a proposed natural gas pipeline
Comment Period Extended for Southern Oregon LNG Export Proposal
Energy regulators are giving the public more time to comment on a proposed liquid natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Southern Oregon
Objections raised over river mine plan
Mine would remove water from an already over-appropriated Grave Creek
Coho protection focus of suit filed over dredge mining
Three environmental groups are suing the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest for allegedly failing to protect threatened coho salmon from suction dredgers mining for gold in the Rogue River Basin's coho country.
ODOT plans to use rock salt for I-5 ice melt
When the Oregon Department of Transportation sprinkles rock salt on an experimental basis to battle ice on the Siskiyou Pass this winter, Rogue Riverkeeper will be watching.
Paving firm awaits a call on property
Acceptable uses for site its been using for years suddenly up for debate
Judge fines Gold Hill man, orders mine dismantled
Donald Bean is banned from operating on Sucker Creek
Oregon lawmakers consider moratorium on motorized mining
Oregon lawmakers are considering a moratorium on suction-dredge mining in response to concerns that a growing number of recreational miners are causing harm to fish and rivers
Jordan Cove files formal application for liquefied natural gas export in Coos Bay
Jordan Cove Energy Project filed its formal application Tuesday with federal regulators to build a liquefied natural gas export facility on the north spit of Coos Bay
Asphalt plant testimony centers on past operations
Supporters and opponents of Mountain View Paving presented conflicting testimony Monday about when an asphalt batch plant existed on a site near Talent
Proposed Pipeline Facing Stiff Resistance
A proposed natural gas pipeline through Southern Oregon has been met with strong resistance from landowners and conservation groups, who are concerned the project will have detrimental effects on the environment and the economy.
Ashland May Consider Plastic Bag Ban
Environment Oregon is launching a campaign today in hopes of persuading the Ashland City Council to ban plastic shopping bags.
New Law: No More Than 850 Gold-Mining Dredges Allowed in Oregon’s Rivers
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has signed a bill into law that will limit the number of small gold-mining dredges in Oregon’s waterways
Mercury levels in Rogue will spur state tests
The Rogue and about a dozen other Oregon rivers are poised to join the state's growing list of mercury-impaired waters
Mining regulation changes are intention of Bates' bill
Bill would water down protections for rivers passed in 2013
Wyden Supports Coos Bay LNG Project Despite Environmental Hazards
Step aside, Keystone XL pipeline: Oregon is advancing toward acquiring a new fossil fuel pipeline of its own
Feds Greenlight LNG Exports From Controversial Jordan Cove Project in Oregon
Though the decision was anticipated and remains conditional, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) approval of the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Coos Bay, OR is already drawing the ire of environmental groups across the country.
LNG battle: 'A fight worth fighting'
Sides dig in as legal wrangling over natural gas terminal and pipeline begins to heat up
Conservationists Push To Expand Rogue River Wilderness Area
On the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, many conservationists are pushing for an expansion of the wilderness surrounding the iconic Rogue River.
An end to dredge work?
Mercury levels in the Rogue River could spell the end to suction mining
Feds say environmental and safety impacts of Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos Bay can be mitigated
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday issued its long-awaited draft environmental impact statement for the controversial Jordan Cove Energy Project
Most dredging banned under new proposed guidelines
A report from the Governor's office outlines a proposal to overhaul the regulations that govern suction dredge gold mining, as well as near stream gold mining.
Bacteria plague parts of Bear, Neil creeks
Elevated bacteria levels in portions of Bear Creek and Neil Creek near Ashland are prompting health officials to warn people against water contact
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.
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.
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
Wider stream buffers sought for southwest Oregon
New rules calling for wider stream buffers in Western Oregon exempted the Siskiyou Region
FERC rejects Jordan Cove LNG project; opponents rejoice
Federal agency says pipeline's impact outweighed any benefit
Citizen Water Patrol
Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers will collect samples from local water bodies to test bacteria levels and post the information online.
Group Pushes for LNG Pipeline in Ads
Proponents for the Jordan Cove LNG project push TV ads on prime time during the Olympics.
Trump Budget Bad News for Nature
Mail Tribune article addresses concerns from local environmental non-profits around Trump's proposed budget cuts to EPA and more.
Oregon Senate Passes Suction Dredge Reform Bill
Senate moves to protect Oregon's rivers and fish from in stream mining.
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