21 Jun '11, 9pm

Letting Pesticide Sprayers Ignore the Clean Water Act

As feared , today the Senate Agriculture Committee sided with the pesticide industry and against our health and the health of our waters by eliminating all Clean Water Act protections of our rivers, lakes and streams against pesticide pollution. To add insult to injury, the Committee made this damaging decision without a single hearing or public conversation. Not only have the members scoffed at our health and our environment, they have done so without letting democracy play itself out in the light of day. The problem of pesticides contaminating our waters is not theoretical. Even with limited data, we know that pesticides already pollute more than 1,000 of our waterways . And yet the members of the Senate Agriculture Committee voted today to make the problem worse, not better. These chemicals are designed to kill things, and yet the Committee chose to let people put them ...

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