After Initial Denial . . . DEQ Issues Permit to Poison Fairview Lake, Oregon

In March, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) denied a permit to the Fairview Lake Property Owners Association (FLPOA) to discharge herbicides to Fairview Lake based on concerns raised by NWEA.  In May, DEQ turned around and granted the permit to discharge Diquat, a herbicide.  FLPOA had applied for coverage under one of Oregon’s General Permits, a process that allows for no public notice and comment and for which DEQ does very little if […]

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