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It may come as a surprise to learn that Oregon has some of the weakest laws on the West Coast, when it comes to the aerial application of herbicides on forest land. Ample evidence exists that this is taking a toll on agricultural workers and the environment. Now, some in the legislature are calling for tighter regulations to protect people and ecosystems. The Oregonian has the story: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/02/oregon_lawmakers_propose_tight.html#incart_river