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Biden Faces Pressure to Lead on Combating Plastics Pollution

Bloomberg Government The Biden administration has come up short in advocating meaningful steps in international talks toward curbing harmful plastic pollution, a leading Senate Democrat says. The government, led by the State Department in talks with other countries to develop a legally binding agreement on plastic pollution before the end

Wyden, Merkley Announce $345,000 for Klamath Falls Recycled Water Supply

Gorge News Center Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week announced that Klamath Falls will receive $345,000 in federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to help conserve groundwater and increase supply of recycled potable water. “Rural communities in Oregon depend on water for everything from

Wooden federal buildings? Senate bill seeks to boost timber.

Another Senate bill would have EPA assess life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions from biomass electricity production. Politico E&E he federal government could give preference to contractors who use wood as their primary material in construction of public buildings, if a bipartisan bill proposed by Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon becomes law.

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $11 Million for Oregon Projects to Strengthen Transportation and Infrastructure Resilience to Climate Chaos

Gorge County Media WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announce today the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is sending a total of $11,434,048 to the state through the Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) grant program. The investments will support two

Merkley focuses on healthcare in Tillamook town hall

Tillamook Headlight Herald United States Senator Jeff Merkley hosted a town hall at Tillamook Bay Community College on April 6, as part of his ongoing commitment to visiting every county in Oregon each year to hear from constituents. At the town hall and a preceding press availability, Merkley spent much

Twenty Oregon Businesses Awarded Rural Energy Grants

Oregon Business A busy Klamath Falls dental office, a popular farm store in Gervais and a landmark Astoria craft brewery are among the recipients of $4.4 million in federal funding for rural green energy. Most of the 20 projects selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are photovoltaic displays in communities outside the Portland metro

Merkley Monthly: Shoring up investments in Oregon’s ports

Curry Pilot Oregon’s ports are not only vital for our state—they’re critical to America. Just think back to the pandemic, when dozens of container ships had to wait to dock off the West Coast and Americans across the country felt the effects. Fertilizer, furniture, electronics, clothing, cars, crops, and timber are just