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New Hampshire Activist Issues Call to Action for Tuesday

Our friend and colleague, Ellen Fine, of the LEAH Collective issued a release on Friday to alert concerned citizens to a hearing scheduled in front of the New Hampshire legislature concerning a bill to ban pesticides around schools and daycare centers: We all remember what it's like to be a kid. Some of us now even have children and grandchildren who we watch play in the grass, catch a ball in the outfield, ...

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80 Percent of Canadians Protected by Pesticide Laws

U.S. Lags Far Behind in Pesticide Protection Researchers Propose GMOs for 2,4-D Resistant Plants In May of this year 20 years will have passed since Hudson, Quebec, became the first community in North America to ban synthetic lawn and garden pesticides. With the passage of a bylaw banning certain lawn and garden pesticides in the town of Oak Bay, British Columbia, earlier this month, the total number of mun ...

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Canadian Government Official Calls for National Ban on Pesticides

With almost 80 percent of Canadians living under the auspices of some sort of ban on weed killers for lawns, one high-ranking government official has taken steps to make the ban officially nationwide. Fin Donnelly put a motion on the order paper calling for a nationwide ban on pesticides to take effect next Earth Day, April 22. His action, according to this story, was inspired by a group of schoolchildren: ...

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Schwarzenegger Urged to Sign School Pesticide Bill

This came to us today from the Pesticide Watch allies in California: By Theresa Harrington Contra Costa Times CONCORD — Local officials, parents and environmentalists are urging the governor to sign a bill that would help protect children from being exposed to dangerous pesticides on school campuses. "Pesticides can trigger asthma," said Susan JunFish, a Moraga parent and leader of Parents for a Safer Envir ...

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Indiana Set to Enact Pesticide Reform

Although the state stopped far short of the outright bans of pesticides around schools in New York and Connecticut, legislators in Indiana are nonetheless putting some significant restrictions in place: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-pesticides-school,0,3402367.story ...

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