At 5:29 this evening Senator Bates office issued SB 1060-2.
This new SB 1060-2 amendment is NOT supported by Common Waters of Oregon. SB 1060-2 would result in local bodies having control over rivers in a way they cannot now.
If a business in Astoria decided they wanted to run beaches in Astoria differently than the rest of the state, the state is not obligated to support that effort. A local group can lobby the state, but to have a mandate that the state must work with a local group is not acceptable. The state management for state resources and rights should be conducted at the level of the state, to ensure a democratic process and that policies are for ALL the people, not just the local people.
While CWO could support SB1060-1 as we described previously we oppose SB 1060-2 and urge others to oppose it also.
The clock is ticking and the Environment and Natural Resources hearing is tomorrow at 1pm in Hearing Room B.
LIVE ONLINE BROADCAST OF THE ENR HEARING AT 1pm Thursday
To watch a live broadcast of the meeting , goto The Oregon Channel- http://www.oregonchannel.org/rams.htm and click on the link to hearing Rm B.