Alert: River buffer rule wipes out crop production

EQC Considers Implementing 1000 ft. Pesticide Buffers
By Oregonians for Food and Shelter

August 9th, Nina Bell, on behalf of Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA), submitted a petition to the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) asking them to put pesticide buffers into rule. The petition would implement the terribly flawed National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) pesticide biological opinions (BiOps), and put into place pesticide buffers of up to 1000 ft around salmon bearing waterways. These flawed BiOps are embroiled in litigation right now, yet NWEA wants the state of Oregon to implement unscientific, unnecessary buffers immediately. The EQC has 90-days to consider the petition, and they need to hear from you.

DEQ Announcement:


Your participation is needed to make sure your important crop protection tools are not regulated away!

What: A hearing in front of the EQC to tell them what 1000 foot no-spray buffers would do to your operation.
When: Wednesday, September 12, from 4:30-6:30pm
Where: DEQ Headquarters, Room EQC-A (10th floor), 811 SW 6th Ave., Portland

Written comments can also be submitted to the EQC until September 18.

They can be emailed to: [email protected]

Or mailed to:
Attn: Debra Sturdevant
DEQ Water Quality Division
811 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

If you know any of the EQC members please contact them directly with your comments!

Bill Blosser
Jane O’Keeffe
Ed Armstrong
Morgan Rider
Judy Uherbelau

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