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ALERT: U.S. PROPOSES DOUSING WILDERNESS AREAS WITH HERBICIDES

  • Subject: [cg] ALERT: U.S. PROPOSES DOUSING WILDERNESS AREAS WITH HERBICIDES
  • From: Laura Berman laura@foodshare.net
  • Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 12:09:54 -0500
  • Thread-index: AcYSGtioFzolk34OEdqsGQARJMxgeA==
  • Thread-topic: ALERT: U.S. PROPOSES DOUSING WILDERNESS AREAS WITH HERBICIDES

From the Organic Consumers Association: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
has proposed to apply massive amounts of herbicides to public lands in 17
Western states. The BLM claims these pesticides need to be applied to
forests, rangelands and aquatic areas in order to reduce the risk of fire
and slow the spread of invasive weeds.

Under the proposal 932,000 acres would undergo chemical application in 17
western states, including National Monuments and National Conservation
areas. An integral part of this proposal involves aerial spraying of toxic
herbicides, which increases negative impacts on non-targeted vegetation,
wildlife, and people, including recreationists, tourists, and native
peoples. The pesticides that would be used include persistent and mobile
chemicals, including known developmental and reproductive toxins.

Public comments are being accepted until January 9, 2006. Sign the petition
here to support managing vegetation on our public lands with traditional
methods that do not require widespread application of toxic chemicals.

  Petition and more information on this issue is available here:
http://www.organicconsumers.org/blm.htm

Please also forward this message to interested friends and colleagues.
(source: Organic Consumers Association http://www.organicconsumers.org)

Thank you!


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