HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Group threatens to sue Albany over rain permit

Written February 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Willamette Riverkeeper, a Portland-based nonprofit, claims Albany is violating the federal Clean Water Act by not having a permit to discharge rainwater runoff to the Willamette River and other waterways. The city says the claim is unwarranted.


Rain and tax talk arrive together

Written November 7th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The rainy season has started and, as though on cue, the Albany City Council is taking up consideration of a tax on rain. But before such an added tax is enacted, second thoughts are in order.


 
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