River Action Alerts

Grassroots support and public participation are essential to reforming the antiquated laws and policies that degrade our waterways. Thank you for adding your voice to the call for change.

 

STOP A WASTEFUL GIVEAWAY OF PUBLIC FUNDS: ASK GOVERNOR BROWN TO VETO SECTION 115(15) OF HB 5050

August  7, 2019

Please ask Governor Brown to use her line item veto power this coming Friday to strike down Section 115(15) of HB 5050, which would grant $452,930 of taxpayer funds to a logging and wood products interest group for a sediment study of the lower Rogue River.  

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PROTECT OUR WETLANDS: ASK GOVERNOR BROWN TO VETO HB 2437

July 30, 2019

Please urge Governor Brown to veto HB 2437 to protect Oregon’s ecologically and economically important wetlands and intermittent streams. Wetlands are critical to Oregon's environment, communities and economic health. It is more important than ever to protect Oregon’s natural resources that help with our state’s climate resiliency goals. 

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HELP OREGON'S WETLANDS: URGE LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE HB 2438B

June 24, 2019

Oregon's wetlands and waters need your help! Please contact your state legislators and urge them to oppose HB 2436B! In the last days of the legislative session, developers are making a back door attempt to roll back a bedrock law that has been in place for 40 years which protects Oregon’s wetlands, estuaries, rivers, and streams.

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REDUCE HARM FROM MEGA-DAIRIES: Ask legislators to support sb 103

March 8, 2019

Please contact your state legislators and urge them to support Senate Bill 103! Earlier this year, the mega-dairy known as Lost Valley Farm near Boardman shuttered under a cloud of permit violations, drug arrests, and bankruptcy. The mega-dairy was also was exploiting an old loophole in Oregon’s water-use permitting requirements meant to benefit smaller livestock operations, not industrial mega-dairies. The Oregon Legislature is now considering a bill to prevent a repeat of this disaster. 

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Tell your Senators to vote NO on anti-salmon Interior Secretary nominee

February 8, 2019

Please tell your senators you expect them to vote "NO" on the nomination of David Bernhardt to be the next Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt is a former oil, agribusiness, and mining lobbyist. He spent a decade representing wealthy agribusiness groups seeking to undo protections for struggling salmon populations in California's biggest rivers.

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Show support for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Water Program!

April 11, 2018

Please attend a hearing concerning ODFW's process of developing its 2019-2021 budget request. In early April they will be holding public town hall meetings across the state, and accepting public comments via email and regular mail through May 1.

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Ask Governor Brown to Close the “Stockwatering” Loophole in Oregon’s Water Laws

April 10, 2018

New mega-dairy in Eastern Oregon, has been using the “stockwatering” exemption in Oregon’s water laws, and could take about a million gallons of water per day from an already compromised aquifer in the Umatilla Basin.

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Help Stop the Water Grab Endangering Klamath Waterfowl!

March 23, 2018

Help avoid another catastrophic die-off of migratory birds as millions of migrating birds bear down on the Klamath Basin this spring.  Officials recently proposed draining what little water is left in the refuge's publicly-owned wetlands to serve private agribusiness interests, risking serious injury to waterfowl.

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