The operator of Mt. Bachelor will keep in place a new ski pass that allows people who pay more to bypass most chairlift lines despite a request from Sen. Ron Wyden to scrap the plan. Wyden argued the pass creates accessibility inequality to the resort, which is on public lands.
The Trump administration's change to the bedrock National Environmental Policy Act gives authority to bypass public review and notification steps. It could open up vast stretches of national forests to increased logging in Oregon, Washington and beyond.
The landmark plan was meant to end the Timber Wars in the Northwest. It signaled a historic shift in how public lands were managed – by maintaining biodiversity instead of keeping timber production high.