Now here is Jared Danceler with Kim Frasczek from the Montrose 9. One of the group of activists facing criminal charges for putting a stop to the Spectra Energy Algonquin pipeline from being built in New York. 6:25 minutes (5.88 MB)
Karuk tribal member Molli Jane Myers has worked with the Klamath Justice Coalition for a decade to hammer out an agreement with the electrical utility Pacificorps and California state officials to remove four dams on the Klamath River.
This week the California state water Board moved forward on an environmental assessment of the dam removal, giving advocates a sense of cautious optimism.
The KBOO News spoke with Molli Jane this afternoon about recent victories in her tribe’s effort to reclaim the Klamath river, and what the dam removal could mean for endangered salmon and repair damaged environment. 16:30 minutes (15.1 MB)
The Oregon Department of Transportation is accepting public input as part of its Transportation Safety Action Plan.
State safety strategist Walt McAllister says the department is collecting ideas from the public and the next step is to evaluate them and secure funding.
KBOO’s Lisa Loving talked to him about what’s on the table and how Oregonians can weigh in.
Anyone who wishes can go to their website and file comments online. You can also read the draft plan.
Post your comments on the proposed state transportation safety plan at www.odot.gov and follow the links for Safety Programs. The site is live through February 9th. 2:50 minutes (2.6 MB)
The future of the signature traffic island in St. Johns called Ivy Island is currently up in the air.
Developer Farid Bolouri is working with the Portland City Council to remove the traffic island to make room for a new apartment complex.
But residents are not happy about this change to the Gateway of St. Johns.
KBOO reporter Brandon Wiley stopped by Ivy Island to speak to protestors. 3:10 minutes (2.89 MB)
Several hundred members of Portland State University’s new Graduate Employees Union gathered on campus today, to officially announce the creation of the union, and request neutrality from the University’s administration.
The new union is comprised of over eight-hundred graduate employees, who organized in support of fair wages, affordable healthcare, and reasonable workloads.
The members delivered their request for neutrality to University President Wim Wiewel.
The request also calls for the administration to respect the new union’s right to organize.
For more information, KBOO’s Jamie Partridge was there on the PSU campus, and talked with union members Drew Mahedy and Jane Carr. 5:34 minutes (5.09 MB)
Tomorrow begins the trial of the Montrose Nine in New York State.
The group of environmental activists was arrested in November in an attempt to stop work on a natural gas pipeline set to run through New York.
For more on the implications of this action and the upcoming trial we spoke with one of the nine activists. 6:05 minutes (5.57 MB)