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Group Fights For Lawn Pesticide Ban
The Coalition was
inspired by a similar petition in Quebec, which started a movement
One of the first Canadian towns to enact a lawn pesticide ban was Halifax, Nova Scotia. This ban was challenged in court by the pesticide industry, but upheld by a 2001 Canadian Supreme Court ruling that cities and towns can place bans on pesticides without scientific proof that the pesticide is harmful. If the public perceives that they are at risk from a certain chemical, they can act to protect themselves.
Copies of the petition are available for residents of Connecticut and can be printed from the ECHO website (www.ECHOMCSCT.homestead.com) or the Grassroots Coalition website (www.grassrootsct.homestead.com). The Grassroots Coalition asks that you encourage your friends, neighbors, family, coworkers etc. to sign the petition. Mail completed forms to: Grassroots Pesticide Petition PO Box 8232 Berlin CT 06037.