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A composting facility at the Port of The Dalles is surrounded by empty industrial lands... and wetlands.

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A Wetlands Solution?

A new committee is working toward creating a predictable environment for development In the saga of local building projects like Walmart and the regional jail’s Dakine building, the U.S. Clean Water Act’s wetlands rules have been seen as the “ogre” that has held development at bay, in some cases for years, but a new committee is working on a way to resolve wetlands issues before specific construction is even contemplated.

May 18, 2013 10:48 p.m. read more..


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