October 2, 2019

Newport News Times, Madeline Shannon, October 2, 2019- After two years of review, Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Sheryl Bachart ruled a county ordinance, Measure 21-177, or The Freedom from Aerially Sprayed Pesticides Ordinance, is invalid on the basis that state law regulates pesticide use, not local governments. The decision …

September 24, 2018

The Malibu Times, Emily Sawicki, September 22, 2018- The League of California Cities, an organization representing most of California’s 482 cities, recently passed a resolution in support of empowering local governments with the ability to ban the use of pesticides within city limits—power they do not currently wield. Currently, control over …

September 19, 2018

The Intercept, Sharon Lerner, September 15, 2018- THE PEOPLE WHO wrote an ordinance banning the aerial spraying of pesticides in western Oregon last year aren’t professional environmental advocates. Their group, Lincoln County Community Rights, has no letterhead, business cards, or paid staff. Its handful of core members includes the owner of a small …