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4/9/07: HB 3000 banning agriculture burning had a hearing in House Health Care Committee on Friday, April 6th in Salem
Send a letter of testimony before April 23rd to Katie Fast (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will get in to the committee
Here are some tips for writing an effective letter (or phone calling, or e-mailing), from Oregon Women for Agriculture
While this bill is being brought forward by the anti-field burning zealots, it does more than attack field burning. It also bans burning of Christmas trees, burning of grain crops, and propane flaming of mint stubble, along with, the burning of grass seed fields.
Other segments of agriculture are not left out of the bill. It requires the Environmental Quality Commission to issue permits for open burning of agricultural waste (any organic waste material generated or used by an agricultural operation). This permit requirement includes your use of a burn barrel.
The hearing will focus on health effects. We need farmers to come to the Capitol on Friday and testify that their farm practices have not impacted their health. If the proponents’ claims were correct then farmers would be at the most risk. According to Department of Environmental Quality field burning accounts for 2% of the emissions in the Willamette Valley during the field burning season.
Your support and letters are needed!
For more information, contact Katie Fast – 503-510-5293 or email@example.com
Below are testimonies regarding HB3000. Please write your legislators!
Testimony on HB 3000, Banning Agriculture
To the House Health Care Committee,
Those people who request that burning be stopped
for the sake of health, do not understand how
burning actually contributes to good health for
those who are susceptible to lung diseases and
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