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New Hampshire Anti-Pesticide Sponsor Re-Elected

Rep. Suzanne Smith, who introduced the infamous pesticide study bill HB 1456 in 2010, was re-elected to her seat in the New Hampshire legislature on Tuesday. She has vowed to introduce legislation in the next session later this month that would reduce and/or ban the applications of pesticides to kill weeds around schools and daycare centers — similar to legislation already passed in Connecticut and New York.

Smith noted, however, that three primary supporters of the anti-pesticide movement were not re-elected in Tuesday’s nationwide Republican sweep of legislative power. Only time will tell if the newly elected officials will support efforts to protect children from the toxicity associated with lawn chemicals.

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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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  • John Murphy

    I heard our new Maine governor-elect say that he would not let environmental “red-tape” get in the way of business opportunities. These are very, very, very scary times for the environment when this jobs-at-all-cost and environment-be-damned attitude is so prevalent.
    J. Murphy, Saco, Maine

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