Questioning Secretary of State Clarno About Rejected Ballot Measures Concerning Forestry Practices | Opinion

Last week our Secretary of State Bev Clarno rejected ballot measures that were filed in hopes of finding their way to the ballot so that voters could decide if they wanted to see changes in the way harvesting operations take place in our forests. She said she denied them a place on the ballot because they covered too many subjects even though every issue covered in those measures would be applied to the harvest of a single plot of forest land: steep slope logging that can trigger landslides; streamside buffers too narrow to prevent streams from heating up, drying up or loading up with sediment; and aerial pesticide spraying (which should require no explanation if you’re paying attention at all lately).

Source: LETTER TO EDITOR: Questioning Secretary of State Clarno About Rejected Ballot Measures Concerning Forestry Practices