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Klamath Basin
4:36 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Wyden: Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Is Too Expensive For Congress

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.

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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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Hanford Cleanup
6:49 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Wyden To Question Energy Nominee Moniz On Hanford

White House

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 2:37 pm

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.

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Tribal Land
4:37 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Senators Consider Returning Forest Land To Two Western Oregon Tribes

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.

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Hanford Investigation
4:17 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Wyden Calls For Investigation Into Hanford's Leaking Tanks

US Department of Energy

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 4:15 pm

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.

Wyden is the new chair of a committee that closely watches and funds work at Hanford. The Department of Energy says less than three gallons of radioactive waste could be leaking from the tanks each day.

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Hanford's Leaking Tanks
5:58 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Sen. Wyden Wants Investigation Into More Tank Leaks At Hanford

US Department of Energy

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 5:55 pm

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.

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Hanford Cleanup
6:33 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Sen. Wyden: Hanford Will Be Priority For Next Energy Secretary

US Department of Energy

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 5:53 pm

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.

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. Two of those tanks have possible leaks.

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Oregon Timber Counties
6:26 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Oregon Congressmen Want Hearings On Timber Counties

Senator Ron Wyden has been asked by three Oregon congressmen to hold hearings about the financial problems faced by southern Oregon counties.
Credit Ron Wyden's website

  Three Oregon congressmen have asked Sen. Ron Wyden to hold hearings about the financial problems faced by southern Oregon counties.

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Natural Gas Exports
4:41 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Wyden Leads Sharp Debate Over Natural Gas Export

Senator Ron Wyden is chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Credit Ron Wyden's website

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.

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