Commissioner Bob Main took issue with comments made by US Congressman Peter DeFazio after a tour of the Oregon Resources processing facility. DeFazio was widely published as supportive of the county signing off on mineral leases to allow ORC to mine up to six thousand acres of county timberland because it would receive $1.6 million in annual revenue. Unfortunately, this isn’t true and ORC has been unwilling to even guarantee the county the $30,000 per acre it would earn from logging the healthy timber property.

Main suggests the Congressman may have been misled and called a Tuesday morning press conference to help set the record straight.

Below are before and after photos of the Seven Devils Mine site off West Beaver Hill Road. More images can be found here