Biomass Plant Raises Concerns in Oregon, plus Major Protest in Russia

About 275 people gathered at a local church this month to share information and to organize testimony for a Monday night hearing before Clackamas County planning commissioners. Nearby residents and farmers fear the facility could forever alter their neighborhood with increased traffic, noise and dust and threaten their water supply in an area dependent on well water. Click here for more.

Greenpeace and other organizations brought together 200 activists today in the centre of the Russian city of Saint Petersburg to protest the impact on the environment of a series of government projects. Among the schemes at the centre of the protest was a plan to reopen a cellulose factory on the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia as well as a stalled project to build a highway through a forest near Moscow. Click here for more.

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