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California to Tackle Issue of Pesticides Near Schools

For years we’ve been telling people about the Connecticut law that bans the applications of pesticides near schools. At a minimum, when it comes to toxic pesticides, we need to be protecting children. It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it?

Well, five years after the passage of the Connecticut law, it’s still the only one of its kind in the nation. That may, however, be about the change if Paul Towers has anything to say about it. The leader of PesticideWatch.org is leading the charge in California, a heavily agricultural state, to create a buffer zone around schools. Here’s the story: http://m.vcstar.com/news/2010/mar/19/proposed-bill-would-ban-pesticide-use-near/.

Anyone from California needs to lend its support to this initiative. Anyone outside of California ought to bring this idea to their own elected officials.

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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