Wyden, Merkley, Bentz: Klamath Basin Needs To Prepare For Another Difficult Water Year

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Congressman Cliff Bentz released a statement Tuesday focused on the drought conditions in the Klamath Basin. The three met with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland about the dire water year the southwest corner of the state will face, and the emergency resources needed to provide the community relief. […]

Interior Joins Government-Wide Effort to Advance Offshore Wind

The U.S. Interior Department is part of the Biden Administration’s effort to boost renewable energy, including offshore wind generation. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined leadership of Energy, Commerce and Transportation at a White House forum Monday on the topic. The event included a commitment to establish a target to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind […]

Senate Approves Haaland as New Secretary of the Interior

The Senate confirmed New Mexico Democratic Representative Deb Haaland as the new Secretary of the Interior. Haaland is the first American Indian to hold the post. Native American groups applauded her confirmation, but there is controversy over her views on oil and gas leases on federal land and fracking. The vote was 51-40, with four […]

Merkley Joins Farmers Bill Of Rights Resolution

On Monday, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley announced that he had joined several other fellow Democrats in introducing the Farmers Bill of Rights resolution.  Merkley, as well as New Jersey’s Cory Booker, and Representatives Deb Haaland and Chellie Pingree say this affirms the rights of family farmers, ranchers, and traditional agricultural communities.  The resolution outlines ten […]