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Steve
06-16-2007, 08:28 PM
This article is from a Canadian paper. They seem to be advanced in the fight against pesticides.

What's your take?

Pesticide controls in the works; Residents want bylaw, survey shows (http://www.thewhig.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=574677&catname=Local+News&classif=) - In the near future, the only thing you may be allowed to spray on your lawn in Kingston could be water.

A city committee is set to draft a bylaw that would severely limit or possibly outlaw the use of cosmetic pesticides on private property in Kingston.

The bylaw is a response to a public opinion survey done by the city that showed the majority of respondents - most of whom live in a house and spend some of their time gardening - wanted to restrict the use of synthetic herbicides and pesticides as other towns and cities across Ontario have done.

tiedeman
06-17-2007, 03:17 PM
The only thing around here is a lot of states have already pushed laws that communities can not do bans. It is only up to the state government

Steve
06-18-2007, 01:35 PM
Oh that is interesting. I guess there has been a lot of lobbying at the state level to push this through.

tiedeman
06-19-2007, 09:29 PM
Well, their has actually been some laws that were reversed at the local level by the states. The only thing that I know local communities do here is ban phosphorous.