October 31, 2017

The New York Times, Eric Lipton, October 21, 2017-  For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has struggled to prevent an ingredient once used in stain-resistant carpets and nonstick pans from contaminating drinking water. The chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, has been linked to kidney cancer, birth defects, immune system disorders and other serious health …

March 27, 2017

Eugeneweekly.com Camilla Mortensen March 23, 2017- Air quality concerns — after revelations about Portland’s glass factories — bee die-offs and longtime worries about the dangers of aerial sprays, are hopefully being addressed via bills introduced into Oregon’s Legislature this session. Lisa Arkin of Eugene-based Beyond Toxics says House Bill 2669, the …

February 8, 2017

Blue Mountain Eagle February 7, 2017 Lawmakers backing pesticide restrictions poised to shape farm policy. Lawmakers with strong track records of supporting pesticide restrictions are chairing two Senate committees that are positioned to affect Oregon agricultural policies in 2017. Senate Bill 499 — a proposal to strip pesticide protections from …

December 28, 2016

AGWEEK Jenny Schlecht December 27, 2016 HELENA, Mont. — Major players in the formation of Montana agricultural policy anticipate an active 2017 Legislative Session, slated to begin Jan. 2. in Helena. Lola Raska, executive vice president of the Montana Grain Growers Association, says ag research centers, university research and the …