In Oregon, forestry, environmental interests reaffirm commitment to landmark deal

Gov. Kate Brown, Greg Miller (left) representing the forest industry, and Bob Van Dyk of the Wild Salmon Center ,announce the landmark deal between the two sides at the Oregon Capitol on Feb. 10.

Representatives of Oregon's timber industry and the state's major environmental groups say they're still committed to working together despite the Legislature's failure to pass a bill upon which their landmark deal hinged.

On Tuesday, March 31, Gov. Kate Brown issued a statement after receiving a letter signed by the parties of the original February deal which some in Salem characterized as "historic" in terms of ending decades of legal fights and political battles.