A planned extension to a water treatment plant has been met with mixed reactions in a Minnesota town, which recently held its third planning commission meeting devoted to discussing the project in two weeks. Over 50 people spoke at the West Linn Planning Commission regarding applications by nearby towns Lake Oswego and Tigard to expand their plant and build a new pipeline that would run underneath several parts of West Linn. The Planning Commissioned delayed a vote on the project in May 2012, with the land use dispute continuing ever since.
A lumber company based in Eugene, Oregon, has joined the side of the state governor and state and federal agencies that manage forest land, all of which face a lawsuit over their plans for the land.
Two groups dedicated to preserving Oregon's environment are batting a developer in the courts over where to place a wind development project, supporting the concept but trying to block the planned location.
Residents of Southeast Portland are involved in land use litigation to challenge a decision made by the Portland City Council that would allow some particularly smelly forms of trash to sit at a transfer station in their Lents neighborhood.