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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.

Salmon habitat and water quality: Every Oregonian has a stake in stream protection
The Oregonian's editorial "Timber country and you" (July 24) places the interest of the timber industry above the public's interest in clean water, wild salmon and healthy watersheds. The editorial ignored what science tells us about the impact of logging roads on the survival of wild salmon.
Reversal of fortune
A liquefied natural gas import terminal is now — surprise — an export project
Oregon LNG terminal plans reverse from importing to exporting gas
If natural gas producers and LNG terminal backers have their way, Oregon could become a significant hub in exporting domestic gas to Asia
Southwest Oregon gold miner Cliff Tracy hit with second illegal mining charge
Miner has been charged a second time with illegally mining near a sensitive salmon stream
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
Lost Creek Lake on Rogue River northeast of Medford tainted with algae
Testing of the lake's water triggered the alert over blue-green algae, which release toxins that are harmful for people and their pets
Oregon adopts strictest standards in United States for toxic water pollution
The new rules are designed to protect tribal members and others who eat large amounts of contaminated fish
Dredge miners hear giant sucking sound
Budget cuts shut down gold dredging in California.
Watching the water
As Oregon moves into algae season, lakes and ponds can expect permanent warnings and tougher restrictions, which may hurt resorts
More water spurs concerns
Highest releases in 12 years will make Rogue River much faster this summer
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