News: Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins and Rep.-Elect Ortiz Pre-file Legislation to Restore Public Comments for the State’s Pesticide Spraying Program

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.

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NEWS: Drummond Pre-Files Bill to Protect Alaska Bees, Agriculture

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.

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Note from Rep. Gara: State Hushing Public On Pesticides & Fighting Gasoline Price Gouging

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?

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