Blue Ledge Cleanup

NEAR APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — Two years after contractors finished cleanup on a toxic historic copper mine near the Oregon border, Forest Service managers say the project appears to be working. A $15 million effort to clean up the Blue Ledge copper mine involved removing tons of old tailings and cleaning up water runoff from … Continue reading »

EPA Rules On Logging Runoff

MEDFORD, Ore. – An environmental ruling is being called a good move for the timber industry. The Environmental Protection Agency has clarified that water runoff from logging roads does not require special permits. Leaders in the timber industry say it’s a ruling that allows logging work to continue without more red tape, but the battle … Continue reading »