Eugene, Oregon Passes Resolution Banning Neonicotinoids
Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--March 5, 2014. The City of Eugene, Oregon, became the first community in the nation to specifically ban from city property the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have scientifically linked to the decline of honey bee colonies. The passage of the resolution came just one week after the Oregon state legislature passed a pollinator protection bill that removed language requiring the restriction of neonicotinoid pesticides, and includes instead a weaker requirement to set up a task force that will examine the possibility of future restrictions. In addition to neonicotinoid restrictions, the Cityís resolution also expands Eugeneís pesticide-free parks program and now requires all departments to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) standards.
Damn, I love Oregon. I need to move to a blue state in the worst way. Texas is horrible.