The months long dormant CCAP (Coos County Alliance for Progress) has raised an additional $1,000 and contributed the same to US Representative Peter DeFazio. After spending heavily in 2012 and failing to elect Fred Messerle or pass an ordinance to hire a county administrator, the PAC went quiet with the exception of $1,000 contribution to […]
Latest crude oil train derailment accident strikes in New Brunswick
It is time to force this issue either through a citizen initiative or polite protest or downright civil disobedience or all of the above.
Defazio, Walden, and Schrader are sponsoring a bill that would give 1.6 million acres of federally managed forests to the state of Oregon to be managed by a trust of private timber campaigns
Former congressional candidate Art Robinson announces that he is running for the chairmanship of the Oregon Republican Party. Robinson ran unsuccessfully for district four US representive against Peter De Fazio in 2010 and 2012. Read more at The Oregonian
Robinson objects to being characterized as an extremist and claims to have filed a $1 million lawsuit against his rival, incumbent Peter DeFazio.
By Fred Kirby On September 4th, the almost daily downtown Coos Bay newspaper editorial board told us that “The problem with money in politics is not the amount America spends, but the sneaky and degrading ways we contrive to spend it.”. The editorial board apparently finds fault with a recent US Supreme Court decision regarding […]
Since the Northwest Forest Plan was adopted, the BLM and Forest Service have offered 8.7 billion board feet of timber. This is equivalent to 1.74 million log truck loads. Timber targets are set each year by Congress and based on available funding. The data show that since 1995 the agencies have met 82% of the timber targets established by Congress. The small shortfall is the result of two legal blunders where federal agencies broke their own rules and failed to protect streams and wildlife as outlined in the forest plan.
So far the Alliance has receipted $14,300 but has not reported its outgoing donations.
Now that a bill is being floated by DeFazio that does in fact give management over to the county, Main is now concerned with whether the public wants to co-manage the lands with the tribe. On Tuesday’s BOC agenda is an item submitted by Main to, “discuss putting an advisory vote on the ballot, asking if the county should partner with the Coquille Tribe on any timberlands”.