Fight is on to Save Connecticut’s Landmark Pesticide Bill

MAINE–(ENEWSPF)–March 6, 2012.  A group of community and health advocates and legislators will gather this Thursday, March 8, at 1 p.m. to draw attention to a bill in the state legislature that would revoke Connecticut’s 2005 law that restricts the applications of pesticides on school grounds.

“Connecticut’s landmark law banning the use of toxic pesticides on elementary and middle school fields in Connecticut is in danger of being eliminated,” said a notice circulated today by Nancy Alderman of Environment and Human Health. “Pro-pesticide forces have introduced legislation that would roll back protections for children’s health and once again permit the use of even the most toxic pesticides on school fields.”

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When: Thursday, March 8, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Where: Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT. Room 1A

Speakers:
Senator Ed Meyer, Co-chair, Environment Committee
Representative Dick Roy, Co-Chair, Environment Committee
Public health experts, medical professionals, and landscaping professionals

Sponsors:
The Watershed Partnership, Inc., Environment and Human Health, Inc., Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Grassroots Environmental Education and 20 other non-profits, associations and health organizations

Contacts:
Jerome Silbert, M.D., Executive Director, Watershed Partnership, Inc. 203-453-8537, [email protected]

Nancy Alderman, President, Environment and Human Health, Inc. 203-248-6583

Doug Wood, Associate Director, Grassroots Environmental Education, 516-883-0887, [email protected]

Louis Burch, Program Coordinator, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, 203-503-1314, [email protected]

Source: www.safelawns.org