Jason Conger on Environment
Merkley has said he's ready to work with Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden--who chairs the committee with jurisdiction over federal forest lands--and others on a solution to the O&C issue.
Conger comes from a more rural part of the state and has a record in the Legislature of supporting higher timber harvests on public land. Conger supports a House-passed bill that would put about 1.6 million acres of O&C land into a state-managed trust primarily for timber production. Wyden has introduced a bill with more environmental safeguards that would have lower timber harvest targets
Said Conger in a release: "Sen. Jeff Merkley has not taken a position on any measure to reform O&C forest management or taken any action to effectively reduce joblessness and poverty in the state's forested communities."
"Oregon League of Conservation Voters is the political arm of the environmental movement in Oregon. OLCV is supported by environmentally concerned Oregonians who believe in using the political process to protect Oregon's environment." The organization endorsed the following representatives in that year."
2011"Positions" rating by Oregon Humane Society-- 80%. [Organizational description]:
"To foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation, and leadership. To care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals."
Organization description: "Oregon League of Conservation Voters is the political arm of the environmental movement in Oregon. OLCV is supported by environmentally concerned Oregonians who believe in using the political process to protect Oregon's environment."
2011: Oregon Humane Society--Positions: rated Congers at 80%.
Organization description: "To foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation, and leadership. To care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals."
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