Report: Herbicides increased around Triangle Lake – Oregonian

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An analysis of documents from the state shows that private timber companies in the years 2009-2011 used an increasing amount of herbicides on private forests in rural Lane County — an area that is the focus of a state and federal investigation of residents’ health complaints related to the toxins. […]

Anti-toxics group may challenge state forest rules

By Erik Lukens, Oregonian Lisa Arkin, executive director of Eugene-based Beyond Toxics, visited The Oregonian’s editorial board this afternoon to express concern about legislation supported by Reps. Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden that would place over 1 million acres of O&C lands in a trust designed to ensure timber production. One problem with this proposal, says Arkin, is that […]

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