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local | News | Sports | OPB News BlogJune 26, 2014 2:13 p.m.
Headlines for Thursday, June 26: Deschutes County is enacting fire restrictions on unprotected land, a new study says gardeners may be exposing pollinators to deadly insecticides and a man who held his breath and crashed his car has plead not guilty.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to eliminate the use of bee-harming pesticides on wildlife refuges in the Pacific region by 2016.
The city of Portland will phase out its use of certain pesticides that may be harmful to bees and other beneficial insects.
In response to a massive bee die-off last summer, an Oregon lawmaker is proposing restrictions on household use of four pesticides that pose a risk to bees.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting the use of two pesticide ingredients implicated in the deaths of more than 50,000 bumblebees earlier this year.