Roadside Spraying: Unfettered Poisoning or Necessary Cosmetics?
From Maine to California, Florida to Hawaii, a debate about the home use of lawn and garden pesticides is brewing, if not already raging. Fortunately, in most cases, people can make their own decisions.
When it comes to spraying along highways, waterways, railroad tracks and everyday byways, that choice belongs to someone else. Municipal workers are putting the stuff down; elected officials are paying the bills . . . and the rest of us are paying the price.
I came across this article in a Hawaiian newspaper today; it spells out the issues at hand quite well: http://www.bigislandweekly.com/articles/2009/12/02/read/news/news03.txt