News Release | Environment Oregon

Summer Hikes to the Proposed Crater Lake Wilderness

The Crater Lake WIlderness coalition wishes Crater Lake National Park a happy 111th birthday today. It was on this date in 1902 President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law Crater Lake as the nation's fifth National Park. While Crater Lake may be Oregon's only National Park, what a park it is. With hiking season upon us and summer just around the corner, today's anniversary is the perfect time to announce our summer calendar of hikes and outings to the proposed Crater Lake Wilderness. These hikes, along with a service trip and photography workshop, are not only intended as social outings and a chance to stretch your legs in some of the most scenic terrain in Southern Oregon, but also as a means to highlight the natural gems in the greater Crater Lake region proposed for Wilderness protection.

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Senator Vitter Does Polluters’ Bidding in Boycotting Gina McCarthy’s Confirmation to Head EPA

Today, Senator Vitter (R-LA) and other Republican senators on the U.S. Senate Committee for Environment and Public Works boycotted a scheduled committee vote to move Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Nominee Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to the full Senate, thus delaying her confirmation. Sarah Higginbotham, State Director with Environment Oregon, issued the following statement in response

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8 out of 10 Oregonians Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

After yet another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, record floods and severe storms like Hurricane Sandy, a new Environment America Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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Environment Oregon to Congress: Keep Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Safe from Development

Portland, OR – On the first full week of spring, Environment Oregon unveiled a list of the top ten reasons the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument deserves additional protection through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

With funding for key conservation programs chronically underfunded, Environment Oregon urged Congress to keep the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and other Oregon treasures safe from development.

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10,000 Oregonians Tell Forest Service: “Protect Crater Lake Wilderness”

Environment Oregon, wildlife organizations, and concerned citizens spoke out today in three cities on their way to deliver more than 10,000 public comments in opposition to the Bybee Timber Sale, a reckless logging proposal on the edge of Crater Lake National Park. In Portland, Eugene and Medford, the coalition also presented a giant postcard to the Forest Service featuring several of the over 100 photos and testimonials submitted by Oregonians of their visits to Crater Lake.