KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper are engaged in the fight against a massive dirty energy project in southern Oregon. The proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and 235-mile pipeline threaten fish, forests, rivers, and private landowners across four counties.
On June 14, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a Suction Dredge Reform bill into law, after passing out of the Oregon Legislature with bipartisan support. The new law permanently places rivers and streams that provide habitat for sensitive salmon and lamprey off limits from suction dredge mining.
Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) asked the Trump administration to start a process to reverse hard fought protections for portions of the Illinois and Smith River and Hunter Creek watersheds in Southwest Oregon despite overwhelming local support for their protection.
Rogue Riverkeeper was founded in 2008 as a program of the KS Wild to provide public oversight of clean water for fish and people living in the Rogue Basin.