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  • 26 June 2006

    Sens. Gordon Smith and Ron Wyden said Tuesday that a Senate panel has approved an additional $15 million to continue deepening the Columbia River. The funding for dredging was included in the annual spending bill approved by the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee.

  • 6 February 2015

    Senator Ron Wyden wrote a letter to FERC and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration requesting information about methods used to estimate the environmental and public safety risks of proposed LNG terminals in the United States.

  • 6 February 2015

    Senator Ron Wyden wrote a letter to FERC and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration requesting information about methods used to estimate the environmental and public safety risks of proposed LNG terminals in the United States.

  • 29 July 2006

    WASHINGTON — Pacific Northwest senators are divided by party as the Senate prepares to vote on a bill to open a large area of the central Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. Democrats Ron Wyden of Oregon and Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray of Washington state oppose the bill, which would allow the […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development

    The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has approved the Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Act of 2013, and the Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability Act of 2014. US Senator Ron Wyden has announced that his bill to encourage development of electricity from the water power in oceans, rivers and lakes took […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate started reviewing the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, that would renew more than $80 billion in expired tax credits for two years, including the wind production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC). Yesterday, the vote on further advancing the bill was 53-40, as Republican Senators […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate started reviewing the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, that would renew more than $80 billion in expired tax credits for two years, including the wind production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC). Yesterday, the vote on further advancing the bill was 53-40, as Republican Senators […]

  • 5 November 2012

    In response to questions about the impact of trade negotiations on U.S. natural gas exports, U. S. Senator Ron Wyden issued a statement. “The provision of the Natural Gas Act that grants automatic approval of natural gas exports to countries that share free trade agreements with the U.S. was adopted before newly-accessible shale gas became […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    Five US Senators have introduced a legislation set to increase domestic production of renewable energy from ocean’s waves, tides, and currents.

  • 15 July 2016

    The United States Senate recently appointed members to a conference committee with the House of Representatives to coordinate two energy bills containing provision that would expedite the regulatory approval process for LNG export applications.

  • 21 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, Representative Earl Blumenauer, Senator Ron Wyden, Representative Suzanne Bonamici and Representative Peter DeFazio yesterday introduced the Columbia River Basin Restoration Act. The legislation would authorize $50 million over five years for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a voluntary, competitive Columbia Basin grants program for projects that assist in eliminating […]

  • 5 August 2013

    U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) sent a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz asking under what circumstances the U.S. Department of Energy would use its authority to revoke previously approved export permits for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade countries. Although Wyden and Murkowski have different perspectives on LNG exports, […]

  • 8 February 2013

    Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden asked the Department of the Interior to ensure oil and natural gas production on public lands is done in an environmentally responsible manner, in a letter sent to top environmental officials in the Obama Administration. The Administration is in the process of revising a proposed rule developed […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Peter DeFazio has joined members of the Oregon delegation in sending a letter to Assistant Secretary for the Army of Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy encouraging the Administration to use a portion of federal funds towards operations and maintenance projects at Oregon’s small ports. Representatives Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader, along with Senators Ron Wyden […]

  • 8 November 2013

    In a letter today to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) asked for a full review of LNG export policy to ensure that, among other things, that LNG export facilities should not have greater investment protection than the domestic manufacturing sector. “It is very concerning that the DOE is […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has approved the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Renewable Energy Act of 2013 (S. 1419), and the Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability Act of 2014 (S. 1971). S. 1419, sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR], amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader yesterday strongly urged federal officials to support a flood protection feasibility study for Portland. The Oregon lawmakers said that their request comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has raised concerns about the prospects for a Portland […]

  • 10 April 2013

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced his support for Dr. Ernest Moniz to serve as the next Secretary of Energy, at the close of a hearing on Moniz’s nomination Tuesday. “You have the expertise and it’s clear you have built a lot of goodwill with senators on both sides of […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have introduced the Living Shorelines Act, legislation that would create a new grant program for nature-based shoreline protection projects known as living shorelines. “As sea-level rise and coastal storms continue to threaten thousands of coastal communities and economies, investing in living shorelines can help reduce risk from […]

  • 4 May 2017

    U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeffrey Merkley sent a letter to the president Donald Trump, demanding the administration allows the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to carry out the Jordan Cove LNG review “without political interference.”

  • 15 November 2013

    U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden urged the Energy Department to use updated data that includes regional factors and domestic costs when considering permits for liquefied natural gas export terminals. In a hearing , Chris Smith, the nominee for assistant secretary of Energy for the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy, assured […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), along with seven other Senators, in a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, expressed vigorous opposition to expanding offshore drilling or to creating new incentives for coastal drilling. “In recent weeks, both Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski […]