September 15, 1995 |
Court Victory for Timber Industry: U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan in Eugene, Ore., ruled that budget legislation Congress passed this year requires the Clinton Administration to release to loggers thousands of acres of old-growth timber previously withheld for environmental reasons.
October 31, 2001 |
A federal judge in Eugene refused to restore Oregon coastal coho salmon to the threatened species list. Ruling from the bench, U.S. District Judge Michael J. Hogan denied a motion by conservation groups to stay his earlier ruling that lifted protections for the fish under the Endangered Species Act. The fish spawn in streams on the northern two-thirds of the Oregon coast.
January 25, 1987
The Contadora process can work. I agree, and I support it, and I am pleased that a national awareness is taking shape. We in America must recognize and decide quickly that wars can no longer be used to settle differences. This is nowhere more evident than in Central America where Americans are dying. And we are brothers to the Central Americans. They are us. As North Americans, we must educate ourselves and our own government to this new world view. War is obsolete as a means of resolving conflict.
September 15, 2001 |
A federal judge threw out a regulation that protected coho salmon spawned in the Oregon wild but not those raised in hatcheries, saying it didn't make sense to distinguish between the two. District Judge Michael J. Hogan said the National Marine Fisheries Service was arbitrary and capricious in 1998 when it put Oregon coastal coho born in the wild onto the threatened species list without extending the same protection to those from hatcheries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1992
A San Marcos ministry renewed its effort to block the expansion of a nearby county landfill Friday, telling a San Diego County Superior Court judge that the latest environmental assessment of the project is faulty.
January 22, 1987 |
A founder of the radical Weather Underground who eluded police for 17 years was ordered held without bail Wednesday after his arrest by the FBI on Vietnam War-era charges that he tried to bomb an ROTC building. Silas Trim Bissell, an heir to the founder of a carpet sweeper company and once described by the FBI as "extremely dangerous," was found living as Terence Peter Jackson in this western Oregon university community. He worked as a physical therapist at a hospital.