Beaver Creek area is going to be aerially sprayed in two weeks.
click here to see drone footage of clear cut area.
“Glyphosate – RoundUp (an organophosphate pesticide) is part of a chemical cocktail a private forest owner is planning on aerially spraying over 473 acres of Beaver Creek forested wetland (north of Waldport) in the near future. The land owner and the Oregon Dept of Forestry, who issues the permit to spray, might consider the following:
~ Beaver Creek supplies 100% of the water to 5,500 people in Seal Rock and South Beach (and 10% of Newport’s water)
~ Aerially sprayed herbicides have been proven to drift as much as 10 miles
~ Bayer / Monsanto offered $10.9 billion to settle about 100,000 existing RoundUp claims.
~ Besides Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, exposure to glyphosate can cause the following cancers:
Large B Cell Lymphoma
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Mycosis Fungoides Lymphoma
70+ Other Lymphoma subtypes
~ This herbicide compound may be legal but it’s definitely NOT SAFE! Why does a profit-driven, out-of-state corporation have a right to poison the land, air and inhabitants of Beaver Creek? Why don’t the people who live in Beaver Creek, who are on the receiving end of this poisoning, have a right to say NO??? Ask your county commissioner and state representative. Their refrain will be “Our hands are tied by Oregon state Preemption.”
Preemption is a legal doctrine that enables the feds to overrule the state, the state to overrule the local government. It’s a weapon used by corporate timber and corporate chemical companies to stop any local people from blocking the corporate harms that rain down on them (aerial herbicide spraying, sludge dumping, factory farms, etc.)
But sometimes . . . just sometimes the people find a chink in the corporate armor and pass a citizens’ initiative. That’s what we did in 2017 when the people of Lincoln County passed Measure 21-177. It banned aerial spraying for 29 months until Preemption reared its ugly head. We did it once, we can do it again, and make it stick this time!
Chief Petitioner Measure 21-177
Lincoln County Community Rights