Natural Resources http://nwpr.org en 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 President Obama Set To Create National Monument In Washington's San Juan Islands http://nwpr.org/post/president-obama-set-create-national-monument-washingtons-san-juan-islands <p>President Obama is set to announce the creation of several new national monuments on Monday. One of them will be in Washington’s San Juan Islands. Ashley Ahearn reports.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:16:41 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 24690 at http://nwpr.org