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The Story Behind the Waldo Lake Motorboat Ban

Posted by nationalforestlawblog on February 8, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Oregon - Paul Donheffner offers his insight into the story behind the Waldo Lake motorboat ban.  He offers his take in the Oregonian.  It begins:

The truth behind the Waldo Lake decision

By Guest Columnist

February 08, 2010, 9:00AM

By Paul Donheffner

It's time for some truth about the decision to ban motors on Waldo Lake. As the former state marine director, I think the public deserves to know how this decision was really made.


The ban on motorized boats was decided long before the Marine Board met on Jan. 14. I was called to a meeting with the governor's office on Aug. 19, 2009, and told by Michael Carrier, the governor's natural resource advisor, that "the governor wants the Marine Board to ban motors on Waldo, as soon as possible."

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