ron wyden http://nwpr.org en Wyden: Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Is Too Expensive For Congress http://nwpr.org/post/wyden-klamath-basin-restoration-agreement-too-expensive-congress <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oregon Senator Ron Wyden had bad news today for farmers, fishermen and tribes who signed on to a water rights settlement in the Klamath Basin in 2010. The senator told the groups their plan for resolving the water crisis is too expensive.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:36:00 +0000 Amelia Templeton 29712 at http://nwpr.org Wyden Includes $330 Million For Timber Counties In Helium Bill http://nwpr.org/post/wyden-includes-330-million-timber-counties-helium-bill <p>The Senate Natural Resources Committee approved a 1 year extension of timber payments Tuesday. The payments help out counties with large national forests: land that isn’t on local tax rolls. Amelia Templeton reports.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:54:04 +0000 Amelia Templeton 29608 at http://nwpr.org Hydropower Bills Open Gates Of Bipartisanship In Congress http://nwpr.org/post/hydropower-bills-open-gates-bipartisanship-congress-1 <p>An effort to streamline the regulatory process for small hydropower dams is generating a rare moment of bipartisanship in Congress. Two bills sailed through a Senate committee Wednesday. They've already passed the House. Correspondent Jessica Robinson has more.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:48:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 27233 at http://nwpr.org Hydropower Bills Open Gates Of Bipartisanship In Congress Wyden To Question Energy Nominee Moniz On Hanford http://nwpr.org/post/wyden-question-energy-nominee-moniz-hanford <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040513AK_Wyden1_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>President Obama’s pick for energy secretary can expect a lot of questions about the Hanford Nuclear Reservation at a confirmation hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden chairs the committee considering physicist Ernest Moniz to head the sprawling federal agency.<p>As the new energy secretary, Ernest Moniz would be saddled with a lot at Hanford, never mind the rest of the nation. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:49:29 +0000 25520 at http://nwpr.org Wyden To Question Energy Nominee Moniz On Hanford Senators Consider Returning Forest Land To Two Western Oregon Tribes http://nwpr.org/post/senators-consider-returning-forest-land-two-western-oregon-tribes <p></p><p>Two Western Oregon tribes are a step closer to regaining some of the land they lost 150 years ago. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have drafted a bill that would return about 30,000 acres of forest to tribes living near Roseburg and Coos Bay. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:37:32 +0000 Amelia Templeton 24665 at http://nwpr.org Wyden Calls For Investigation Into Hanford's Leaking Tanks http://nwpr.org/post/wyden-calls-investigation-hanfords-leaking-tanks <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022613AK_Wyden_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>RICHLAND, Wash. – Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is calling for a federal investigation into the leaking tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington. Tuesday the senator asked the federal Government Accountability Office to look into the six single-hulled tanks that are losing radioactive waste.<p>Wyden is the new chair of a committee that closely watches and funds work at Hanford. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:17:30 +0000 23399 at http://nwpr.org Wyden Calls For Investigation Into Hanford's Leaking Tanks Sen. Wyden Wants Investigation Into More Tank Leaks At Hanford http://nwpr.org/post/sen-wyden-wants-investigation-more-tank-leaks-hanford RICHLAND, Wash. – Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be asking the federal Government Accountability Office to investigate the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s tank monitoring and maintenance program. This after Friday’s revelation that a total of seven tanks are leaking at Hanford, and there might be more.<p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee met with Energy Secretary Steven Chu Friday. The Democratic governor says Chu told him that the agency is looking for faster ways to secure the leaking underground tanks of waste. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:58:07 +0000 23221 at http://nwpr.org Sen. Wyden Wants Investigation Into More Tank Leaks At Hanford Sen. Wyden: Hanford Will Be Priority For Next Energy Secretary http://nwpr.org/post/sen-wyden-hanford-will-be-priority-next-energy-secretary <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/021913AK_Wyden_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>RICHLAND, Wash. – Problems at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will be a key issue in the confirmation hearings for the next Secretary of Energy. That’s what Oregon Senator Ron Wyden said after he toured the southeast Washington site Tuesday.<p>Wyden chairs the Senate committee that will consider President Obama’s pick to replace Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The Oregon Democrat toured Hanford’s tank farms, where millions of gallons of radioactive waste is stored. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:33:29 +0000 23030 at http://nwpr.org Sen. Wyden: Hanford Will Be Priority For Next Energy Secretary Oregon Congressmen Want Hearings On Timber Counties http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-congressmen-want-hearings-timber-counties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three Oregon congressmen have asked Sen. Ron Wyden to hold hearings about the financial problems faced by southern Oregon counties.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:26:44 +0000 April Baer 22733 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Congressmen Want Hearings On Timber Counties Wyden Leads Sharp Debate Over Natural Gas Export http://nwpr.org/post/wyden-leads-sharp-debate-over-natural-gas-export <p></p><p>Should the U.S. export its abundant supply of shale gas? Oregon Senator Ron Wyden tackled that question in a hearing today. It’s his first since he took over chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:41:53 +0000 Amelia Templeton 22667 at http://nwpr.org Wyden Leads Sharp Debate Over Natural Gas Export