Pesticide ban goes to court

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Siletz River lacks legal standing, judge rules

NEWPORT — Lincoln County Judge Sheryl Bachart has issued a preliminary injunction that would make it illegal for proponents of Measure 21-177 to take “direct action” to enforce the ban of aerial spraying of pesticides. Proponents of the Siletz River Ecosystem sought admission into the lawsuit filed against the county by plaintiff landowners Rex Capri and Wakefield Farms LLC, who argue that they have more legal rights to spray aerial pesticides than do the people seeking to ban the practice.

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