Since 2000, we've seen base power rates rise by 50%.
The war on meth must be fought with a multi-pronged approach.
As a lifelong Oregonian, I prefer our forests green, not black.
Large corporations and unions know the power of being big enough to bargain for better rates.
We also have to stop the flow of precursor chemicals that meth cooks use to boil up this poison.
As federal lawmakers, we have a responsibility to set a precedent for energy efficient practices.
I did not come to Washington to raise the electricity rates by as much as $40 per month as this plan would do.
A $1.7 billion average increase in electricity costs is estimated to result in a $1.3 billion decrease in personal income and a loss of 13,000 more jobs in the region.
Removing substantial fuel loads from our forests helps prevent catastrophic fire and better protects species, watersheds and neighboring communities that call them home.
It is up to us as lawmakers to provide the resources and streamlined processes that will enable our federal forest managers to become the best possible steward of our lands.