Bill minimizing pesticide use on the way to the governor



SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s Senate passed a bill yesterday that aims to minimize pesticide use on state-owned property. The bill is on its was to the governor’s desk.

House Bill 3364 requires “integrated pest management” for state programs such as invasive weed control and on public property like forests,  universities, and roadsides.

The Senate voted 24-6, and the vote is a huge victory for Beyond Toxics in Eugene, which drove the bill.