The spraying has already begun!
Toxic pesticides are being bombarded on the highways and scenic routes throughout the province of Newfoundland.
A pesticide that is known to persist for 10 years or more!
We, the undersigned, urge the government of Newfoundland & Labrador to stop spraying toxic pesticides on provincial roads & highways:
WHEREAS The federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development stated in his annual report that "pesticides in the environment have been linked to lung diseases, reproductive problems and birth defects, developmental disorders, allergic reactions, lowered resistance to disease in humans, and cancer";
WHEREAS There are several safer method of clearing brush than persistent and toxic chemicals.
THEREFORE, we, the undersigned, call on the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador to STOP the spraying now to protect the wildlife and citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador.