BREAKING: Anti-Treesitting Bill Struck Down in Oregon!

21 May

Cross Posted from Friends of Oregons Forests

Hey Friends, it is official: HB 2595, the bill further criminalizing dissent on state forest land is dead and gone, for this year at least. HB 2596 is moving along, but at least that is one down. Congratulations Cascadia Forestdefenders Cascadia EarthFirst Portland Rising Tide and others, this is great news. Now, lets save some Trees!!!

This just in: HB2595, the bill that would make treesitters felons on Oregon state forest lands, died in committee! We are still fighting HB2596, which will make it easier for logging companies to sue non-violent protestors, but we’re celebrating none the less. Up with trees! Down with prisons! Thanks to all who helped us in this fight

There is another bill in the state legislature that threatens to make treesitters and protestors pay for “damages” to corporations incurred through blocking “business as usual.” Let’s shoot that one down too!

5 Responses to “BREAKING: Anti-Treesitting Bill Struck Down in Oregon!”

  1. Damon May 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Reblogged this on Awakestate.

  2. Bev Jo May 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Can you help us save a half a million trees that are being planned for clear-cutting and then herbiciding for ten years in the East Bay hills (in the SF Bay Area)? The pretext is to prevent fire danger, but the reality will be more fires, and an enviromental disaster with the beautiful forested hills being a poisoned wasteland. The plan is to get millions from FEMA for UC Berkeley and local cities. Monsanto will also benefit. An enormous number of animals will be killed as well.

    We have only until mid June to convince FEMA to not fund this nightmare.

    Let me know if you want more info or have ideas of what we can do. Most people here have no idea that this is about to happen.

    Here are links with information and a petition to sign. I also have a letter I could send.

    Death of a Million Trees

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-deforestation-3

    Bev Jo
    Slakewings@aol.com

    • Bev Jo May 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

      Just wanted to add that you inspire us!!!

  3. Heron May 25, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Awesome!

  4. Alex Jones June 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    What a crazy proposed law. I am glad it was struck down.

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