KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Second District Congressman Greg Walden is wrapping up a week-long tour of southern and eastern Oregon with a town hall meeting in Klamath Falls on Thursday.
It was standing room only at the union building on the Oregon Institute of Technology campus as Walden briefed those in attendance on recent developments in Washington.
The Congressman also fielded comments and questions, including concerns from a group calling themselves “Save Our Rural Oregon”. They were seeking Walden’s opposition to development of bio-mass energy facilities in the basin.
“I actually think, given the desperate straits of many of our rural timber communities, that biomass holds promise for jobs and helps create economic development in terms of taking the material out of the forest and using it,” Congressman Walden said.
Walden also said recent developments on the tax issue is good news for many ranching and farming families because it preserves inheritance tax breaks and reduces some rates.