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Wind farm asks for permission to harm eagles
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

West Butte Wind Power is the first wind farm in the country to ask the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service if it can harm Golden Eagles.

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Central Oregon businesses embrace biodiesel
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Many Central Oregon businesses are turning to biodiesel to ensure their distribution methods are environmentally friendly.
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Uranium mining could bring jobs to Eastern Oregon
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Oregon Energy hopes to mine uranium from a pit in Eastern Oregon, bringing jobs to the area suffering from high unemployment.

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Pulverizing the plastic problem
December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_PlasticProblemThe way it works now, about 16 million pounds of plastic soda and water bottles redeemed each year through Oregon’s beverage container deposit program are baled and sold as scrap, often to foreign companies. Millions more plastic bottles never get redeemed and are instead recycled curbside. They, too, usually end up as exported scrap.

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Conflict in the wind
December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_Wind_02Large swaths of Oregon’s public land are being leased for wind exploration, leaving wildlife at risk and raising serious questions about how energy projects should be developed.

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