Coal Opponents Gaining Traction

EUGENE, Ore. — Groups fighting a proposed coal line through Eugene are starting to gain traction. No Coal Eugene held a meeting Thursday night at the University of Oregon. About 50 people watched a presentation. The group outlined how it plans to dismantle the coal rail line plans. The controversial proposal would bring coal through … Continue reading »

City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

EUGENE, Ore– Paper or plastic? In six months, you won’t be hearing that question anymore in Eugene stores. On Monday night, the City Council voted 6-2 to ban plastic bags in Eugene. It is now the third city in Oregon to ban plastic bags in stores, following Portland and Corvallis. Councilors Mike Clark and George … Continue reading »

City Council to Vote on Two Key Issues

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council will have their hands full on Monday night, voting on two key issues. Councilors will take action on a city-wide plastic bag ban and the shipment of coal through Eugene. If Eugene passes the bag ban, it would follow Portland and Corvallis in removing plastic bagsĀ in all stores. The … Continue reading »