April 16, 2019
For Immediate Release: Coos County Litigation
Effective immediately, Coos County is entering into litigation against the U.S. Department of
Interior (DOI), acting by and through the Bureau of Land Management, and the Secretary of the
Interior, David Bernhardt.
The Board of Commissioners voted today in favor of seeking a federal judgment requiring, in part, that the DOI to meet its statutory duties under the 1939 Coos Bay Wagon Road Act (1939 Act). For many years, DOI has failed to convene a committee designed by the 1939 Act to fairly appraise Coos Bay Wagon Road lands. Convening this committee every ten (10) years is an unconditional requirement of the 1939 Act. DOI’s failure has wrought tangible harm and forced the County to make difficult financial decisions.
The County views this lawsuit as a last resort after years of efforts to bring DOI into compliance. While this litigation continues, Coos County will not provide further comments. “All we are asking the federal government to do is comply with their own law,” stated Commissioner Robert “Bob” Main. “Since we have been asking them for over six years, we have no other choice than to believe they aren’t listening.”
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
250 No. Baxter Street, Coquille, Oregon 97423
FAX (541) 396-1010 / TDD (800) 735-2900
ROBERT “BOB” MAIN
Does Advisory Vote Trump a Resolution for Management of the Wagon Road Lands
ACTION ALERT: Senate Voting to Relinquish Management of Public Lands ~ HR2647
Coos County Press Release on Commissioner Cribbins's Trip to Washington DC
Outsourcing US Land Management to the Indians
USACE ~ Comment on Permit Application Process Wednesday November 18, 2015
USFWS ~ Treating Private Property off the Bandon Marsh
The Mosquitoes Return to the Coquille Valley
Two Bills on Wetlands in Oregon Legislature SB544 Protects Landowners
ODFW ~ Conservation Opportunity Areas for Stealing Private Property
O&C Land Wyden Bill Still Not Good for Rural Oregon
O&C :Urgent" Public Comment Tell Wyden You Oppose his Deal to Environmentalist
Tribal Forest Management in the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
MGX~Lobbyist a Big Waste of #CoosCounty Money for Wagon Road Lands
Natural Resource Committee Demanding Senate Action on H.R.1526 Public Comment
Why does the Government Own & Hoard Resources?
Senator Wyden’s O&C Plan will Bankrupt Counties Part #2
Senator Wyden's O&C Plan will Bankrupt Counties Part #1
Senator Whitsett---Oregon: Transfer public lands from feds?
Natural Resources Committee--State Forests Management Superior to Federal Forests
O&C Land---Timber Bill and Log Prices
BLM---Lawsuit expands to lock-up 90 million bd-ft of timber
WANTED: Examples of Economic Hardship Due to ESA Critical Habitat
GOA Alert: Senate to vote on the Federal Land Seizure Act on Thursday
RMP's for Western Oregon
Urgent, Urgent, Urgent, House May Cave On LWCF. Call Now.
Comments from the Cottage Grove 912
A Meeting About Nothing....