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Cuyahoga County Council Approves Anti-Pesticide Legislation

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Cuyahoga County Council has limited the use of pesticides and weedkillers on county property.

| April 16, 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cuyahoga County Council has limited the use of chemical pesticides and weedkillers on county property.

The restrictions - which Council passed Tuesday - will apply to the county's 66 buildings, their lawns and the wide swaths of open space at Whiskey Island and the Cuyahoga County Airport. (Click here to read the entire article).

In response, Gene Harringon, director of government affairs for the National Pest Management Association, sent a letter to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, noting that "Thanks to the Cuyahoga County Council, the management of pests at Cuyahoga County-owned buildings just became a whole lot more difficult, and, sadly, public employees will suffer the consequences."

Click here to read Harrington's response.

Source: Cleveland.com


 

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