Timber tax bill submitted in Oregon Legislature

Oregon-Forest

A new bill introduced in February to the Oregon State Legislature would create a severance tax on timber production that would funnel money back to county governments. HB-4101, “imposes a severance tax of timber from forestlands in Oregon at a rate of $15 per thousand feet, board measure, to find income tax credit for milling logs in Oregon and for More...

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By Environment News Service On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Obama Warns Canada, Mexico on Climate Impacts of Keystone XL

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California Lawmakers Offer $687M Drought Relief Bill

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Louisiana blocked in attempt to remove judge from oil spill case

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By Rep. Sal Esquivel On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Federal Forests Must be Managed, Not Abandoned

When I returned to Oregon in 1970 after serving in the Vietnam War, I would spend my evenings pulling green chain at a lumber mill and earning $3.74 per hour in the process. That might not sound like much, but More...

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By Environment News Service On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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By The Environment News Service On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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World Bank Head Calls for Carbon Pricing to Rescue Climate

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By Environment News Service On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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Lawsuit filed in Canada to stall new pipeline project

Environmental groups and Native American tribes have filed a suit against the Canadian government for approving an oil pipeline project without properly complying with the country’s environmental laws. The political More...