Bates receives conservation award

Sen. Alan Bates received high marks on the Oregon League of Conservation Voters for his environmental stance on dredge-mining issues.

The Medford Democrat will receive the Perserverance Award in the League's 2013 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature, which he will share with Rep. Shemia Fagan, D-Clackamas/Multnomah.

The League announced today its list of legislators who received awards for their efforts in conservation bills.

— Damian Mann

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