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Eugene City Council moves toward all-electric policies for new residential, business construction
The Council has also set goals to decarbonize existing buildings by 2050.
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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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