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Multi-County Logging Lawsuit Seeks Billions Against State Of Oregon

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A trial that begins today has the potential to be one of the more flashy cases to involve a logging dispute.  The case pits 14 westside counties – including Lane, Benton, Douglas, Linn and Lincoln Counties - against the state.  It’s “flashy” because those counties are seeking $1.4 billion in damages for a lack of logging revenue from publicly owned forests. 

KLCC's Brian Bull talked to Jes Burns of OPB’s Science and Environment team about the case.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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