Action NowBoard Members Pierre and Mitzi went to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation hearing in Ontario, CA, on July 10, to testify supporting the court-ordered reductions in soil fumigants (methyl bromide amongst others). Below is a summary of the hearing from Luis Cabrales at Coalition for Clean Air.
The Public Comment period is open until 5PM July 13, 2007, so anyone from the public can email comments to DPR at http://us.f625.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Toemail@example.com .
THIS ISSUE SPEAKS TO ACTION NOW'S PRIMARY MISSON---Methyl Bromide, a major ozone depleter, was scheduled to be banned world-wide years ago, but the US has refused to stand by that decision. WE NEED YOUR VOICES TO BE HEARD! THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS ARE A DROP IN THE BUCKET---WE NEED REAL CHANGE. THESE SOIL FUMIGANTS ARE 1/5 OF THE PESTICIDES USED IN CALIF, BUT THEY EMIT 1/2 OF ALL THE VOLOTILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM PESTICIDES.
For more info, go to these websites:
http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/ click on "regulations" then "proposed regulations"
Contacts for more info on the fight:
Californians for Pesticide Reform, Andrea Wilson 888-277-4880, http://us.f625.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Tofirstname.lastname@example.org or Teresa DeAnda, http://us.f625.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Toemail@example.com
Coalition for Clean Air, Luis Cabrales, 562-858-5596, http://us.f625.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Tofirstname.lastname@example.org