Juneau – Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka) and Rep.-elect Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) have pre-filed a bill to restore a public process to state pesticide spraying programs and add protections for fish habitat and drinking water.Read more
JUNEAU – Today, Representative Harriet Drummond pre-filed legislation to ban a class of pesticides that harm bee populations local agriculture businesses depend on to pollinate berries and other crops. The legislation (HB224) aims to prevent the introduction of these pesticides before they impact Alaskan agriculture as they have in the Lower 48 and around the world.Read more
Link to the HB201 sponsor statement from the office of Representative Les GaraRead more
I could spend this newsletter taking a poll on when the official start of summer will be. I could be wrong, but I remember it starting earlier than late July in past years. I’ll have to check my journal. Actually, I’m looking out the window and think it might be starting now! Good. OK, next subject.
Want More Pesticides With Your Coffee? For Your Children, and Our Fish, Game and Wildlife?Read more
If Alaskans’ drinking water, children or fishing streams are at risk, Alaskans should have a say
Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) expressed concern about the governor’s proposal to eliminate public input on pesticide use that could contaminate waters where Alaskans fish and get drinking water.Read more