It’s not easy to say “neonicotinoid pesticide,” perhaps harder still to pass legislation regulating it.


The Oregon Legislature backed off new regulations on the pesticides, opting instead for further study and a task force.

This is the class of pesticides blamed for a major bee kill near Portland in Summer 2013.

The City of Eugene just made moves to ban neonicotinoids on city property and expand a program of pesticide-free parks.

The boss at Beyond Toxics and a council member explain how the changes came about.