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Press Release: LUBA Victory for Save TV Butte

January 11, 2018Press Release

LANE COUNTY, OREGON:  Citizens in and around Oakridge, Oregon are thrilled to have won a decisive victory in their long-running legal battle against the proposed butte-chopping Old Hazeldell Quarry gravel mine. 

On January 8, 2018, the Oregon Lane Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) handed down their final opinion on the Save TV Butte appeal of a rubber-stamp mine approval decision by the right-wing Lane County Commissioners board majority. 

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Facing Up to Forest Facts

November 30, 2017News Clip

Another interesting piece published recently can further help us separate the walk from the talk around building prosperity locally, here in Lane County.

The Changing Politics of Woods Work

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Walking the Walk on Building Prosperity

November 14, 2017News Clip

A couple of interesting pieces published in the last week can help us separate the walk from the talk around building prosperity in our Lane County neighborhoods and rural communities.

First I'll take up a column by Bob Warren in the current Eugene Weekly, "What is Business 'Recruitment' Anyway?"

Quoting Mr. Warren...

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Kevin Matthews calls for rejecting political violence in Lane County

November 4, 2017Press ReleasePress Release from Friends of Kevin Matthews

LANE COUNTY, OREGON:  Public Statement as Follows

Violent attacks on non-violent protestors, as occurred in October up the McKenzie watershed in East Lane County, are a sickening and despicable turn in the recent history of timber protest and timber operations in western Oregon. 

Cascadia Forest Defenders has documented this abuse. As a dangerous violation of core rights and principles, it must be addressed. 

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Save TV Butte Files Brief Appealing Oakridge Gravel Mine

October 26, 2017Press ReleasePress Release from Friends of Kevin Matthews

LANE COUNTY, OREGON: With key support from Oakridge community members, and vital technical assistance from County Commissioner candidate Kevin Matthews, the grassroots Save TV Butte group has successfully accomplished a major milestone in their long-running preservation battle. 

The “petition for review,” filed this week by attorneys for Save TV Butte, is the primary legal brief before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) in the legal challenge to Lane County’s rubber-stamp approval of the dangerous, disfiguring gravel strip mine proposed by wealthy land owner Ed King. 

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