Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that a total of $1,116,626 in federal grants is coming to Oregon to improve air quality monitoring in communities with environmental and health outcome disparities stemming from pollution. These awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will
Tag: Natural Resources and Rural Development
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced $1,519,627 in federal grants headed to Oregon to help support the development of habitat conservation plans to improve the management of state and private forestlands. “Forests in Oregon support rural economies and are also home to countless species
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the Port of Portland $24,360,000 to improve port infrastructure for current and future operations. The project will support current infrastructure by strengthening pavement for flexible cargo storage and upgrading pavement
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today announced he secured major investments in Oregon agriculture, rural housing, food assistance, and rural business priorities through the FY23 Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill. “As I hold a town hall in each of Oregon’s
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced the Smith River National Recreation Area Expansion Act (Smith River NRA), legislation to expand the Smith River NRA, cleared a key hurdle by passing out of a Senate committee on a bipartisan vote. Expanding the Smith River
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced a total investment of $71,024,288 across Oregon in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds have been dispersed into five different categories that will tackle various housing issues around the state.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week announced that Oregon counties will receive more than $82 million in payments under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) for school and road maintenance, youth job training, wildfire prevention, watershed restoration and habitat conservation. “For the better part of
Wyden, Merkley: More than $1 Million to Oregon for Conservation Efforts and to Protect Vulnerable Wildlife
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week announced Oregon has earned more than $1 million for conservation and protection of vulnerable wildlife from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “From preserving the habitats of the Western pond turtle to mapping wildlife connectivity corridors, I am gratified to see
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced the Tumalo, Owyhee, East Fork, and Ochoco Irrigation District projects will be receiving critical federal funding that will help drought-stricken communities make the most of limited water supplies. These projects—funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and
Merkley Leads Delegation in Calling on Interior Department to Renew Commitment to Wildfire Response in Oregon
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today is joined by U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader, Suzanne Bonamici, and Cliff Bentz in a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland calling for a renewed commitment to the Western Oregon Operating Plan (WOOP).