U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio’s urgency to reform management of Oregon and California Railroad lands stems from conditions on the ground. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden should know those conditions as well as anyone. Perhaps that’s why DeFazio sounded frustrated last week when he said Wyden could schedule a hearing “tomorrow” on an O&C plan. “I would hope that with Sen. Wyden, it would go to the top of his list, because his counties are dying,” DeFazio said in a meeting with The News-Review editorial board. Wyden, the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, hasn’t called a hearing, and …
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