"NDAA Nullification" In Jackson County, Oregon: Colleen Roberts To Table Resolution Against NDAA Upon Election To Jackson County Board of Commissioners; Roberts Endorsed By Citizens For Transparent Government
May 12, 2014: To read press release, click here.
Greg Walden: Your Supporters Are Making You Look Like Dirt
April 19, 2014: Open letter to Congressman Greg Walden by Eric Dubin, Vice-chair, CFTG Click here for PDF.
Back room deals: Oregon's not-very-transparent special session.
October 9, 2013: NW Watchdog's Shelby Sebens reports on the special session. Click here.
Genetically modified organisms to be hot-button issue in OR special session.
Portland -- September 25, 2013: CFTG coverage of Salem sneaking in GMO issue into special session investigated further by the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. Click here to read their Watchdog.com story.
CfTG Update On Bates Petition Drive on the Bill Meyer Show
Medford -- July 24, 2013: Jeri Karcey and Eric Dubin provide a general update. To listen to the show, click here and advance to the 19 minute and 50 second mark
Transparency group targets Oregon lawmaker who tried sneak attack on private property
Portland -- Aug. 20, 2013: NWWatchDog.org, a division of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, interviews CfTG's Eric Dubin and Oregonians in Action's Dave Hunnicut. Click here for story.
CfTG's Jeri Karcey Provides Update On Bates Petition Drive on the Bill Meyer Show
Medford -- July 24, 2013: Jeri Karcey discusses CfTG's experience at the Jackson County Fair -- 500 pledges gathered in just a week. We're on a role. To listen to the show, click here and advance to the 24 and a half minute mark.
Open Letter to Oregon State Representatives
Applegate -- July 7, 2013: Salem will vote on SB-838 today. Should it pass, we would not be surprised to see mining districts take legal action. To read an open letter from Eric Dubin to State Representatives in PDF click here
CfTG on the Bill Meyer Show - KMED 1440AM
Medford -- June 13, 2013: Jeri Karce24:30y and Eric Dubin introduce CfTG to the Bill Meyer Show audience and discuss the Recall Bates Campaign. An mp3 of the 8am show segment can be accessed by clicking here (or, "right click and save as" to download a copy of the mp3).
Senator Alan Bates in a whirlwind of injunctions, recall petitions, and miners
June 27, 2013: Linda McClellan has authored one of the precioius few media stories to dare mention the word "injunction," let alone cover these newsworthy issues at all. Click here for her article.
KDRV NewsWatch 12 interviews Rick Barclay about his petition
"Senator Alan Bates Faces Recall," by Steven Sandberg, June 6, 2013 (Full story: click here)
Rick Barclay on the Bill Meyer Show - KMED 1440AM
Medford -- June 6, 2013: Mr. Barclay discusses his recall petition and the Galice Mining District's injunction. An mp3 of the 7am show segment can be accessed by clicking here (or, "right click and save as" to download a copy of the mp3). The Barclay interview begins just after the 30 minute mark of the file.
General News & Analysis:
Oregon lawmakers moonlight as amateur scientists
Oregon Senator Alan Olsen, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources wrote an important editorial documenting the questionable scientific basis for Senator Bates' declaration of the existence of a "state of emergency." Olsen notes, "...not once during the many hours of public testimony was the committee presented with scientific evidence that the practice of small-scale suction dredge mining is damaging to fish populations or the environment." (Full story: click here)
Southern Oregon miners file injunction to stop legislation on motorized mining moratorium
By Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian, April 26, 2013 (Full story: click here)
Retired Forest Service veteran with 22 years of service as mining administrator denounces Salem committee on Environment and Natural Resources as not understanding that which they attempt to regulate.
Jan Alexander submitted written comments during hearings on SB-401. They can be read by clicking here.
Mayor of Grants Pass, Darin Fowler says SB-401 about much more than just fish and mining; submits letter to Senate Environmental and Natural Resources Committee underscoring substantial impact to property rights and draconian regulations.
Mayor Darin Fowler's letter can be read by clicking here.