Felt Ban Gets Lukewarm Reception in Oregon

After the first hearing of an Oregon bill that would ban the use of felt soles, state agencies are unconvinced of the need for a such legislation, writes Ryon Kost in the Oregonian. “Curt Melcher, the deputy director of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department said the agency wouldn’t take a stance on the bill. He agreed that felt was a particularly effective carrier for invasive species. But he also said that his staff preferred felt soles to the rubber alternatives in terms of traction.”

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