January 21, 2020

Anna Maria Island News, Chris Ann Allen, January 21, 2020- There appears to be a theme. The 2020 Legislature is hearing bills that could chip away at local regulatory power. “The legislative session started today and the big issue seems to be preemption of local government,” Holmes Beach city attorney …

January 7, 2020

Waste Dive, Katie Pyzyk, January 6, 2020- The Denver City Council recently approved a bill setting a 10-cent fee on each “disposable” plastic and paper bag customers receive from retail stores. The city will receive 6 cents per bag sold to be used for administrative costs and waste reduction programs. Retailers will …

December 9, 2019

Register-Guard, Christian Hill, December 6, 2019- Timber companies notified state regulators this year that aircraft will spray pesticides on least three dozen tracts of forestland in Lane County. Aerial spraying of these chemicals has been controversial in Oregon, with environmental groups seeking reforms to the practice for years. Timber companies …