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ORCA in the Tillamook Headlight-Herald

Land Use Director Cameron La Follette lays out in an OpEd piece the many problems underlying the disastrous Port of Nehalem dredging project in January 2013 that resulted in a mound of dredge spoils in the Nehalem River. "This debacle certainly raises more questions than answers (so far) about cronyism at the Port of Nehalem. It should prompt scrutiny of the Port’s mission, financial management and preferential treatment of Nehalem over Wheeler," writes ORCA in the detailed article.

Read the OpEd here.


ORCA in the Eugene Register-Guard

Read Land Use Director Cameron La Follette's cautionary statements about exchange Oregon State Park land at Bandon State Natural Area for a proposed sixth golf course at Bandon Dunes Resort. “The removal of any land from the state parks system, especially on the coast, in exchange for something else should be subject to a very intense scrutiny. There are so many acres on the coast, and not one acre more,” said La Follette.

Read the entire article here.


ORCA in the Siuslaw News

Dunes City Council has been attacking the City's "town hall" style Citizen Involvement Committee. This activity is linked to the City Council's continuous efforts to remove the City's mandatory septic ordinance. Read Land Use Director Cameron La Follette's Guest Viewpoint explaining how citizen involvement is related to the septic ordinance. Because Woahink Lake is the drinking water supply for not only Dunes City, but more than 1.5 million visitors annually to nearby Honeyman State Park, "Dunes City thus has a tremendous, far-reaching responsibility to protect the lake's water quality. Any and all vigorous public involvement that will lead to increased water quality protection is clearly essential," writes La Follette.

Read the full Guest Opinion here.


ORCA on OPB

Hear Land Use Director Cameron La Follette debate representatives of chromite strip mining and suction-dredge gold mining on OPB's "Think Out Loud."

Listen or download the MP3 on the"Think Out Loud" Web Site


ORCA in Oregon Business Magazine

ORCA land use director Cameron La Follette: "...urged caution with encouraging small resorts. 'Because very different land uses are often right next to one another on the coast, even a small resort can impact many more people and environments than might be the case elsewhere.'

Read the entire article at http://www.oregonbusiness.com/robin/3850-editors-notes-resort-group-thinks-small


ORCA guest editorial in the Siuslaw News

Land Use Director Cameron La Follette writes, "Failing septic can easily leach into the groundwater or Woahink abd Siltcoos Lakes. Dune City has noi filtration system forits drinking water..." Read the entire story.