Ground Truth

Dirty politics for dirty oil

January 28, 2021 — A proposed railway would unlock some of the dirtiest petroleum reserves in the U.S. by transporting heavy crude oil across National Forest lands. The opportunity to submit comments opposing this Ill-conceived project has beenMore

Senator Introduces Forest Restoration Jobs Bill

January 12, 2021 — In a move to “create and sustain jobs in the outdoors” through “forest and watershed restoration and resilience,” Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Outdoor Restoration Force Act in the waning days of theMore

Northern spotted owls vs. timber

September 28, 2020 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes eliminating about 205,000 acres in Oregon from the northern spotted owl critical habitat designation. The reduction would apply to Bureau of Land Management lands, where officials haveMore

‘Timber Wars’ podcast goes live

September 25, 2020 — “Timber Wars,” a podcast from Oregon Public Broadcasting, is now available online. The new podcast tells the story of how a small group of activists and scientists turned the fight over old-growth trees andMore