City Government

Commentary: Not too late to fix Oregon bill that could restrict local news

Small newspapers such as The Chronicle, which serves Springfield, Creswell and Cottage Grove, would be unfairly penalized under Oregon Sen. Lee Beyer's “Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act” (Senate Bill 582).

In the late 1980s, barges of waste were sailing across U.S. waterways with no place to call home, in response to “not in my backyard” opposition to the siting of new landfills in certain states. Wanting to help, newspaper publishers set out to find a solution to the waste problem and called on their suppliers to use more old newspapers to produce . . .