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Ask city for change to prevent more Baxter-like pollution issues now facing west Eugene

by Peter Jensen, Environmental Justice Law and Policy Extern and Lisa Arkin, Executive Director (originally published as an opinion editorial in the May 15th edition of the Eugene Register-Guard)

For over 50 years, J.H. Baxter operated a wood treatment facility in West Eugene where wood products are infused with potent oil-based pesticides and chemical treatments. In recent months, J.H. Baxter, facing large civil penalties and an expensive environmental clean-up, announced that they would “mothball” their facility.

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We would like to send a 🙏HUGE THANK YOU🙏 to everyone who came out to support Oregon’s pollinators at our 8th-annual Bee Jazzy celebration last week! The celebration was a fantastic success thanks to all of you. Because of your generous donations, we will be able to continue our fight to Save Oregon's Bees while protecting people, wildlife and our environment from toxic chemicals. We hope you enjoyed the jazzy tunes, delicious wine and gorgeous sunset at Silvan Ridge’s incredible amphitheater. We could not have asked for a better venue, or better weather, for Bee Jazzy 2022!Extra special thanks to our event sponsors:Bumblebee Benefactors:Mountain Rose Herbs, GloryBeeHummingbird Hero:Café YummButterfly Allies:Hummingbird Wholesale, Farmers Union Coffee Roasters, Garden Fever, Sweet Life Patisserie, Capella Market, Julie Sonam, Broker at Hearthstone Real Estate, Rainbow Valley Design & Construction, Toby's Family FoodsSpecial thanks to the Halie Loren Jazz Quartet* and the Olem Alves Jazz Trio.* Performers for The Halie Loren Jazz Quartet:Halie Loren - VocalsMatt Treder - Piano/Backup VocalsSean Peterson - BassRyan Biesack- DrumsThis event wouldn’t have been possible without your continued partnership. We appreciate you so much and are looking forward to another lively Bee Jazzy celebration next summer! ... See MoreSee Less
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