Statements about Environment

Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?"

"Oregon and the federal government now have more than one million acres of burnt land and millions of trees are being left to rot."

Says Oregonians for Food and Shelter "proudly features board members from Monsanto and Syngenta and the (Oregon) Farm Bureau also receives funding from biotech companies."

Says  "With nearly 75 percent of Americans supportive of the construction of the pipeline, Schrader needs to explain to Oregon families why he voted against this needed project."  

Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."

Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"

Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."

"This ban will only apply to Oregon commercial fishermen. Washington commercial fishermen would still be allowed to use gillnets on the Columbia River."

Says "Oregon is one of only three states that allow the use of gillnets on inland waters."

"Every time the weight of that vehicle is reduced by a hundred pounds, your chances of dying are going to go up by about 5 percent. Peel three hundred pounds off – you’re 15 percent more likely to die in that car."

In the 2011 legislative session, DEQ's budget was cut 18.5 percent — a disproportionate cut compared to other natural resource agencies.

The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline is a bipartisan proposal.

Says there have been no cases of wolves killing people in Rocky Mountain states.

Says that "In 2009, I saved ratepayers around $500 million by persuading the Council to pursue a less expensive compliance mechanism if the City is required to treat Bull Run drinking water."

Says "Every year air pollution protections are delayed, another 34,000 people will die prematurely."

Says she helped lead the launch of curbside recycling.

The Medford Water Commission was fined $279,000 for dumping plain drinking water into a stream.

Michigan and Massachusetts raised their bottle deposit and "could no longer afford the program because the redemptions were so high there was no profit in there."

Increasing the bottle deposit to 10 cents on a case of water bottles could literally double the price of that product in the store.

"A $250 fine if you're caught with a plastic bag coming out of a store. Plastic bag police anyone?"

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