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Southern Or. Citizens Against Toxic Sprays v. Andrus

Citation: 9 ELR 20715
No. No. 79-1098, 13 ERC 1719/(D. Or., 08/06/1979) Request for temporary restraining order denied

The courtdenies plaintiffs' request for a temporary restraining order against the Bureau of Land Management's spraying of the herbicide 2,4-D on public forest lands. Noting that there is no direct evidence of health problems associated with the spraying of 2,4-D and that the herbicide does not contain the toxic contaminant dioxin, the court rules that plaintiffs have failed to show that irreparable injury will occur pending a hearing on the merits of their request for injunctive relief.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Michael Jewett
P.O. Box 518, Ashland OR 97520
(503) 482-4753

Counsel for Defendants
Thomas C. Lee, Ass't U.S. Attorney
P.O. Box 71, Portland OR 97207
(503) 221-2101