Tracy Loew, Statesman Journal

Tracy Loew

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Salem, OR, United States

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Recent articles by Tracy:

Not logging some Northwest forests could mitigate climate change, OSU study says

Not logging the forests would be the carbon dioxide equivalent of halting 8 years of fossil fuel burning in 11 western states, an OSU study states. → Read More

Department of Agriculture: Public can comment on two large dairy projects in Oregon

Both projects require approval under Oregon’s CAFO permit program, which governs how farms must manage and dispose of manure and liquid waste. → Read More

Marion County rejects plans for $15.5 million hemp processing factory

Jupiter Pharma, an Illinois company registered in Delaware, wanted to build the factory on a 37-acre farm on Parrish Gap Road in Turner. → Read More

Trump campaign says it already is putting resources into Oregon

Representatives of Trump's national reelection campaign visited Freres Lumber in Lyons Wednesday. → Read More

A Linn County jury is deciding the future of Oregon's state forests

The jury will decide whether the forests should be managed like an industrial tree farm, or should include recreation and environmental protection. → Read More

Developer Mountain West fined $33,000 for wastewater violations in Monmouth

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says the company violated state law last winter during construction of Southtown Apartments. → Read More

Climate activists prepare options if Oregon clean energy bill fails again in 2020

Climate action groups will call on Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to use executive authority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if legislation fails in 2020. → Read More

Three Oregon clean-energy measures move closer to 2020 vote

Backers have collected enough signatures for the measures to move to the ballot title drafting process. → Read More

Your wine and cheese plate is about to get more expensive as Trump tariffs begin

Oregon retailers are bracing for a 25% tariff on specialty foods imported from the European Union, including alcohol, dairy and meat products. → Read More

To curb plastic waste, Oregon may allow BYO food containers in stores, restaurants

Washington and California also are changing rules to allow customers to bring some reusable food containers to groceries and restaurants. → Read More

Voters may get say in 2020 on Oregon's clean-energy targets with ballot measures

A coalition of environmental groups has filed three potential ballot measures aimed at cutting carbon emissions. → Read More

Marion County sues dump operator over yard waste recycling charges

Republic Services owns both the hauler and compost facility, allowing it to overcharge the county, the suit alleges. → Read More

ODOT supervisors at center of 2017 scandal on paid leave during new investigation

Both were put on paid administrative leave on Aug. 27, ODOT spokesman David House said. → Read More

High arsenic levels found in drinking water at Silverton's Victor Point Elementary School

Students and staff at the Silverton elementary school are being supplied with bottled water following the discovery of unsafe amounts of arsenic. → Read More

Minto Brown Island Park pond contaminated with raw sewage

About 1,575 gallons of raw sewage spilled into Croisan Creek, which flows into the pond. → Read More

Marion County trash will be burned at Covanta incinerator for at least another year

County Commissioner Kevin Cameron called legislators "whackos" for denying renewable energy credits to the incinerator operated by Covanta Marion. → Read More

Marion commissioners to vote on 1-year deal to keep Covanta incinerator open

Marion County Commissioners will vote Wednesday on a one-year contract with Covanta Marion, which operates the trash incinerator near Brooks. → Read More

Developer fined for $17,259 stormwater violations at McMinnville construction site

Baker Creek Development failed to follow its permit requirements, and polluted Cozine Creek, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said. → Read More

DEQ fines Harrisburg's Isovolta $23,136 for repeated hazardous waste violations

The company makes custom laminates for 150 airlines worldwide. → Read More

Traffic backed up on I-5 north of Albany after power lines fall

Motorists should expect rolling slowdowns after midnight as crews replace the power lines, state transportation officials said. → Read More