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“Behind the Emerald Curtain” Showing in Newport & Lincoln City

From: Lincoln County Community Rights:

Ernie Niemi, a Harvard-educated economist, in a talk on the Broken Economics of Oregon’s Forestry entitled “Oregon’s Forest Economy: What to Expect”.

Ernie Niemi has taught economic development at the University of Oregon, worked as an economist for an association of Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties, and under contract for Douglas Timber Operators. He has worked on forest and water-management issues throughout the Pacific Northwest and is the president of Natural Resource Economics. Ernie has a special talent for clarifying the issues which dictate current forestry practices, showing how the health of our environment and resilience of our economy are interdependent.

Ernie Niemi’s presentation will be preceded by a screening of Pacific Rivers’ award-winning documentary “Behind the Emerald Curtain,” a short film on the effects of industrial logging and aerial spraying of pesticides on coastal forests, our communities, and our ecosystems.

After Ernie Niemi’s talk, a member of Lincoln County Community Rights will speak briefly about the group’s initiative to ban aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County, which has qualified for the ballot as Lincoln County Measure 21-177, to be voted on in the special election to take place in May 2017.

Here is a link to a preview of the documentary “Behind the Emerald Curtain.” Click here.

Please mark your calendars:

Saturday, October 15, 5 PM, Newport Senior Center, 20 SE 2nd, Newport.
Sunday, October 16, 3 PM, Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City

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