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New York School Pesticide Ban Goes to Governor

As expected, the New York state assembly approved a ban on the applications of weed and insect killers on school playgrounds and playing fields Tuesday. The bill now goes to Governor David Paterson for his signature and would become law 180 days after he signs the historic measure. Here’s more: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/state_assembly_passes_bill_ban.html.

Also on Tuesday the province of Nova Scotia passed a province-wide ban on pesticides. This move came barely a month after Prince Edward Island joined Quebec and Ontario with similar pesticide restrictions. Here’s more on the Nova Scota story: http://www.metronews.ca/halifax/local/article/519135–pesticide-ban-looms-in-n-s.

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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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