Op-Ed

Rep. Gomberg weighs in on general election state ballot measures

I’ve always believed I should tell people where I stand on difficult issues, and why I stand there.

Oregonians can do their part for wildlife by voting yes on Measure 100

By Brad Nahill

Oregon is generally considered a pro-environment state and, in many ways, it is. Our state is rich in windmills, protected natural areas and wildlife.

But there is one way that the Beaver State falls short: It is currently legal to sell parts of endangered wildlife, including things like turtle shell jewelry (made from the shell of the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle), ivory from elephants and shark fins.