Let’s talk aerial spray. I would like to provide a disclaimer that my thoughts here are placeholders for the big picture of ideas and feelings that are swimming around my head. But, I feel that it is important to publicize the material available online for analysis should one be interested, concerned and willing to learn more.
Note that I have worked with Lincoln County Community Rights. This post, these thoughts, do not necessarily represent the thinking and work of that group. Also, my thoughts do not necessarily represent the views of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners office.
On a personal level I am interested and compelled to explore the implications of compounds such as herbicides have on our bodies and environment. I am interested understanding the how state law preempts local governance on certain issues and not others. And, I am interested in examining how rights of nature might be defined in a legal construct and if that is a modality to prevent excessive degradation to ecosystems and their heath: I include humans as part of that paradigm. We are an integrated and interdependent system. Spaceship earth.
Most recently, “Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Sheryl
Bachart has ruled on motions and cross motions for summary judgement on
challenges to the county voter enacted Measure 21-177, “The Freedom from
Aerially Sprayed Pesticides Ordinance” passed by voters in May of 2017. The motions and cross motions were filed by
Plaintiff Rex Capri, et. al., Defendant Lincoln County, and Intervenor Lincoln
County Community Rights. In short, the Court overturned the entire Ordinance on
the grounds of state preemption of pesticide regulation.”
Read more about the decision and MORE at: (https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/countycounsel/page/measure-21-177)
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