GM to Heavily Promote New Off-Road SUV in Oregon
Dozens of enviro groups, businesses, and churches are banding together in Oregon to push for more federally protected wilderness in the state. The new “Oregon Wild” campaign, spearheaded by the Oregon Natural Resources Council, calls for the protection of 4.9 million acres of roadless national forest land, in addition to the 2.1 million acres in the state already classified as wilderness. Within the next year, the campaign will craft a legislative proposal and present it to the state’s congressional delegation. The Clinton administration is waging a separate campaign to protect some 50 million acres of roadless forest land across the country, including 2 million acres in Oregon.