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Conservationists Win Decision Protecting Local Water Supplies, Fisheries & Wildlife

Bush Rule Exempting Pesticide Application From Clean Water Act Protections Vacated

Cincinnati, Ohio

Contact:

  • Charlie Tebbutt, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-485-2471 ext 110
  • Charles Caldart, National Environmental Law Center, 206-568-2853
  • Cindy Deacon Williams, National Center for Conservation Science & Policy, 541-601-4737
  • Sejal Choksi, San Francisco Baykeeper, 925-330-7757
  • Scott Edwards, Waterkeeper Alliance 914.674.0622, x13

In yet another of a long list of stinging defeats for the Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a clear rebuke against the  administration’s 2006 rule which exempted certain commercial pesticide applications from the oversight provided by Congress under the Clean Water Act.  The Court held that pesticide residuals and biological pesticides constitute pollutants under federal law and therefore must be regulated under the Clean Water Act in order to minimize the impact to human health and the environment.

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Conservation Groups Cheer New Wyden Forest Legislation

Eastern Oregon bill builds on historic agreement between timber industry, state and national conservation leaders

PORTLAND, OREGON

State and national conservation leaders expressed strong support today for new legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden that would build on common ground reached between conservationists and the timber industry.

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Jefferson Nature Center Hosts Events

Four showcase events: "Shifting Patterns: Preparing for Unsettled Days"

Ashland, Oregon

Jefferson Nature Center is coordinating "Shifting Patterns: Preparing for Unsettled Days," a climate change arts project that connects sixteen local artists with scientists at the GEOS Institute. "Shifting Patterns" artistic participants include writers, visual artists and performance artists.

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