Please Save Our Home from clearcutting!
  • Petitioned Micheal Riggs, Current owner of the 320 acres being clear-cut in Williams

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Micheal Riggs, Current owner of the 320 acres being clear-cut in Williams

Please Save Our Home from clearcutting!

    1. Laurel Steinberg
    2. Petition by

      Laurel Steinberg

      Wiliams, OR

Williams is the home to dozens of small organic family farms. It is also the home of Herb Pharm, one of the largest herbal medicine companies in the United States and employer of hundreds of Williams residents. This particular parcel of land holds the head waters to three different creeks which are the source of much of the irrigation water that is used by Williams families and Williams family farms. The aerial spraying of herbicides which follows a clear-cut, will literally poison our watershed destroying the lively-hood of many family farms and businesses. Many of these chemicals are said to cause cancer and birth defects. The most commonly used, Atrazine, is banned in the European Union. It is also possible that because of the erosion left by a cut of this size, these creeks may stop flowing entirely. In these times, clean fresh water is becoming a more and more scarce. Presently, Williams has some of the cleanest water in the entire United States. Please help preserve our precious clean water and watershed!

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    • Pippa Fox ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      the earth's resources belong to the people of the earth, not to companies who seek to make a quick buck. Once the forests go, soil structures break down and erosion begins - what was once fertile, productive land becomes in a few short years, wasteland - useless for anything. But the companies do not care about that, they have already moved on somewhere else - perhaps somewhere a lot closer to where YOU live.

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    • Joshua Miller TOPEKA, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      Just fightin' Evil over here.

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    • Victoria Colewood LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      The toxic pollution and lack of green areas is ruining our landscape on both sides of the pond (many English girls know about this with the threat to our 'green belt' land).When we watch films of America with the enchanting open spaces we do not want to see the wildlife and scenery destroyed

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    • Jocelyn Slater FALMOUTH, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      Corporate greed at the expense of human, animal and environmental health needs to end. It should never have begun.

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    • Jarvis Yaggetty ASBURY, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      Please let us at once cease this despicably greedy, ruthless, heartless, mindless and dreadful havoc that tree-cutters are wreaking on the wondrous environment!

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