EPIC Act & Feeling the Earth Move

EPIC Act & Feeling the Earth Move

EPIC Act & Feeling the Earth Move plus Ag Pioneer Honored. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

The Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act or EPIC would require public participation before a presidentially-declared national monument is made official. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden is an original co-sponsor of the bill which passed the House earlier this week.

WALDEN: The President shouldn't be able to just declare an area off limits through the national monuments status through the antiquities act. This is something we've had to deal with in our district over the years with threats from the Clinton Administration and now the Obama Administration and what this legislation does is simply say there should be a public process that we should go through the National Environmental Policy Act process so that the public has a say in how the public's lands are managed.

Mount Hood has been making itself known to area residents. A recent swarm of small earthquakes has been making people nervous. The rumblings began on Sunday and so far over 30 tremors have been recorded with only one large enough to feel. Geologists are fascinated by the location of the tremors since they are occurring right alongside a recently discovered fault. They don't think these events are tied to any volcanic activity and doubt if this is a precursor for a larger quake.

Now an ag pioneer get honored in Washington DC. Gary Crawford has more on this.

(USDA Report)

Thanks Gary. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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