Field Burning Ban in Oregon

Oregon lawmakers voted against field burning on Monday night.
In 1988 an accident killed seven people after smoke burning distracted and blinded drivers down Interstate 5.
Lawmakers voted in favor of restricting field burning to only 15,000 acres of steep terrain. This is virtually phasing out the practice.
State Senator Jeff Kruse said, “The field burning ban doesn’t have a direct effect on Douglas County, but the next step probably will, because they’ll go after slash-burning, they’ll og after anything that creates smoke, that’s a bad thing. The unfortunate part of that is the people who are still doing field burning for those types of grasses they’re raising, there isn’t a good disease control alternative.”
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