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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Oregon Business Coalition: Rogue River Protections Good For Economy

June 7, 2007

A coalition of over 40 local and regional businesses says protecting wild lands is the best way to safeguard Oregon's economic growth. They're joining with conservation groups, fishermen and others in urging state lawmakers to support wilderness protections for the Wild Rogue, a pristine 60,000 acre area near the existing Wild Rogue Wilderness. Pete Wallstrom with Momentum River Expeditions says what's good for the environment is also good for businesses.

"The economy that comes from trips down the Rogue and all the other kinds of spill-off that comes from it, is an economy that will last for a long time. It won't be a short-term flash in the pan, like logging that section would be."

The Bush administration announced plans last fall to log hundreds of acres of old growth forest in the area.

Pete Wallstrom with Momentum River Expeditions says the Rogue River is among America's original Wild and Scenic Rivers, and keeping it that way is good for the surrounding community and for area businesses.

"Protection doesn't mean hurting the economy. If you do it right, it's going to set a good base for the long term."

More information on the proposal is available online at www.savethewildrogue.info.

Dondrea Warner/Jamie Folsom, Public News Service - OR