(Beyond Pesticides, March 5, 2014) BREAKING NEWS: The City of Eugene, Oregon, became the first community in the nation to specifically ban from city property the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, scientifically linked to the decline of honey bee colonies.
The passage of the resolution came just one week after the
Oregon state legislature passed a pollinator protection bill that removed
language requiring the restriction of neonicotinoid pesticides, and includes
instead a weaker requirement to set up a task force that will examine the
possibility of future restrictions. In addition to neonicotinoid restrictions,
the City’s resolution also expands Eugene’s pesticide-free parks program and now
requires all departments to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) standards...
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