Natural Resources

Timber County Funding
5:54 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Wyden Includes $330 Million For Timber Counties In Helium Bill

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.

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Hydropower in Congress
8:48 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Hydropower Bills Open Gates Of Bipartisanship In Congress

The 7.5-megawatt Youngs Creek hydroelectric dam near Sultan
Credit Snohomish County PUD

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.

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San Juan Islands
6:16 am
Fri March 22, 2013

President Obama Set To Create National Monument In Washington's San Juan Islands

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.

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