Indsutry and Environmentalists Join Forces to Protect Waterfront

<p>In an unlikely meeting of minds, environmentalists, the Port of Portland and other industrial groups have come together to request funding for the protection of sensitive waterfront habitats along the Willamette River.</p>
March 17, 2008, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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"A request for city money to restore wildlife habitat on the Willamette River is solidifying unlikely ties between the Port of Portland, its industrial neighbors and environmental groups."

"Should city funding be obtained to launch the restoration program, the plan has the potential to resolve decades of fighting over riverside businesses' effects on wildlife by allowing industry to restore habitat on city-owned land in exchange for development permits on industrial properties."

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Published on Friday, March 14, 2008 in The Portland Tribune
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