Tag: Natural Resources and Rural Development

Merkley, Wyden: $72 Million Coming to the Klamath Basin to Boost Ecosystem Restoration and Support Collaboration that Drives Water Reliability Solutions 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that $72 million in new federal funding is headed to the Klamath Basin for critical ecosystem restoration projects and agricultural infrastructure modernization. Additionally, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a historic agreement with the Klamath Tribes, Yurok Tribe, Karuk Tribe, and Klamath Water

Update: Oregon Delegation Announces Over $7 Million for Federal Fishery Disaster Declaration  

 The federal funding will help ocean commercial fishermen in Oregon recover from significant economic losses in 2018, 2019, and 2020 from declining salmon populations.  Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Val Hoyle (OR-04), Andrea Salinas (OR-06), and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Merkley, Grijalva, Colleagues Call to Center Environmental Justice and Climate Impacts of The Dakota Access Pipeline; Increase Transparency and Tribal Consultation in Final Environmental Impact Statement

Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ-07) led colleagues in a bicameral letter to the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps) expressing their concerns with the agency’s climate analysis in the court-ordered Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Dakota Access Pipeline

Merkley Applauds Strong Administration Action on Clean Hydrogen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and one of the Senate’s leading voices on climate, released the following statement on the Biden administration’s new hydrogen rules: “I applaud the Biden administration for taking this important step to ensure that

Merkley, Daines, Colleagues Call on Biden Administration to Protect Communities from Dangers of Wildfire Smoke, Preserve Practice of Prescribed Fire

Washington D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Montana’s U.S. Senator Steve Daines led 15 of their colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Biden administration officials urging the continued use of prescribed fires to protect communities from the negative impacts of catastrophic wildfires. “For decades, western states have faced smoke filled

Merkley, Wyden, Hoyle Announce Over $5 Million for Coastal Fish Habitat Restoration 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04), announced a total of nearly $5.5 million in federal investments is heading to Oregon organizations for coastal climate resilience projects and restoring fish habitats. The funding comes from the National Fish and