plane sprays pesticide by air

Victory! Oregon County Votes to Ban Aerial Pesticide Spraying

plane sprays pesticide by air

Lincoln County (Oregon) Bans Aerial Pesticide Spraying
Voters vote YES on Measure 21-177 in narrow victory over pesticide companies
First electoral ban of pesticides in the country!


Newport – Measure 21-177, a measure to ban aerial spraying of pesticides (including herbicides, adulticides, fungicides), squeaked into law by a vote of 6994 for the ban versus 6933 against it, making the ban on aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County a reality. Thanks to the many people who volunteered and campaigned so valiantly, the vast amounts spent by corporate opponents failed to convince voters that profits are more important than health, safety, and the right to informed consent.

By this victory, Lincoln County is the first county in the United States to ban aerial spraying of pesticides by the vote of the people. This is not the first time Lincoln County has spoken truth to power and won.

“Back in 1976, folks here put Lincoln County on the map by winning a huge landmark case against the United States government, stopping federal spraying of Agent Orange on our forests and homes and waterways,” said Susan Parker Swift. “Now Lincoln County has done it again. I couldn’t be prouder to share this repeat victory!”

Barbara Davis, co-petitioner of measure 21-177, says our win brought to her mind the following quote by Margaret Mead:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Citizens for a Healthy County
For more information

The initiative is titled “Freedom of Lincoln County from Aerially-Sprayed Pesticides” is an important step in allowing the people of Lincoln County to decide on whether or not to allow aerial spraying to continue or to cease where we all live and breathe. This local Lincoln County initiative, upon becoming an ordinance, will:

  1. Ban aircraft application of pesticides on clearcut forest land in Lincoln County.
  2. Protect our right to choose clean drinking water.
  3. Relieve our families and properties, wildlife and watershed from pesticide drift.
  4. Allow spray by backpack or tractor for farm, home, or fishing boat applications.
  5. Establish a local bill of rights to enable people to make important decisions about what happens in our community.
  6. Affirm and protect our rights to safety guaranteed to us under the Oregon State Constitution Article 1.
  7. Safeguard our wildlife from Atrazine and 2,4-D

Contact: Maria Sause
Rio Davidson

open air canals in Brazil are heavily pesticided

From Dr. Mercola: Zika: Brazil Admits It’s Not the Virus

Zika: Brazil Admits It’s Not the Virus, August 16, 2016 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Amidst growing fear-based propaganda warning of the threat of Zika virus … Read more

Sign the Petition: Stop Spraying toxic pesticides! Decrease cancer and asthma rates and save the pollinators!!

To sign the petition, CLICK HERE We, the undersigned, sincerely request an end to the use of harmful pesticides, Anvil 10+10 and Dibrum. These are … Read more

In the News: Fighting West Nile Virus Shouldn’t Mean Poisoning People (Newsweek)

From this week’s Newsweek: Fighting West Nile Virus Shouldn’t Mean Poisoning People by Kristin Wartman On September 21, at around 9 p.m., Keegan Stephan was … Read more

NY City to spray toxic pesticides over Brooklyn & Queens again, tonight. Is the spraying under Mayor de Blasio worse than under Bloomberg?

Tonight (Monday, September 21, 2015), the City will be spraying (from trucks) the pyrethroid pesticide Anvil 10+10 in the Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, … Read more

Children’s Picnic Area in Central Park to be Sprayed with Toxic Pesticides [Update: Planned Large Picnic Cancelled]

Where in the world is Mayor Bill de Blasio? On Wednesday night, Sept. 9th 2015, New York City’s Central Park will be sprayed with the … Read more

Save the ladybugs - No Spraying

Toxic Pesticide Spraying to Hit Three NYC Boroughs Plus Central Park: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island Wed. September 9th

If you have followed NYC spray program over the last 16 years, you know that typically one borough is sprayed at a time. But on … Read more

Stop NYC’s New Round of Pesticide Spraying, Now

August 11, 2015 — The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOH) renews its annual pesticide-spraying assault on the people of New York … Read more