Herbicide spraying on forestry workers caught on video – Oregonian says Dept. of Forestry does nothing about it.
Governor Kate Brown may have more than just the tax kicker and a horrendous eastern Oregon drought to deal with. The Oregonian newspaper has opened what appears to be a big can of worms over how the Oregon Department of Forestry is regulating herbicide spraying – not only in recently cut over areas but also in areas close to where people live.
Push is apparently coming to shove with some very serious evidence that raises huge questions about whether herbicides are being used lawfully in Oregon forests. Here’s more on the latest effort to get to the bottom of the controversy from The Oregonian. Click here.
And here’s a follow-up story on a bill in the legislature that attempts to deal with herbicide spraying issues – but one that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough to fix the problem. Click here.