After keeping Long Islanders waiting for over a decade, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finally released the "Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy." This "Strategy" falls short of a meaningful plan to protect Long Island's drinking water from harmful pesticides. A finalized plan needs to ensure that current and future pesticide policies maximize public health protection, not safeguard the pesticide industry.
Assemblyman Robert Sweeney has called a hearing to solicit expert testimony on the new Long Island pesticide policy proposed by DEC. CCE will be attending this hearing and providing testimony. Please note that the public is encouraged to attend this hearing, but only invited speakers will be able to speak. Residents are encouraged to speak out at the two DEC hearings, on April 3 and April 4.
How You Can Help:
Mark your calendar and join us at this hearing! CCE will be testifying on the importance of protecting drinking water from being contaminated by toxic pesticides. Join us in urging the DEC to dramatically improve this inadequate "Pollution Prevention Strategy" and craft a REAL plan that ensures protection of public health and our groundwater supplies! We need to ban the use of the three most prevalent pesticides detected in Long Island's groundwater-- Atrazine, Metalaxyl, and Imidacloprid! The DEC must plan for our future by preventing contamination of our groundwater.
Date: April 2, 2013
Location: Farmingdale State College, Little Theater - Roosevelt Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY
Can't make the hearing? Take action and let the DEC know that this inadequate "Pollution Prevention Strategy" does not do enough to protect our drinking water. Learn how.
Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you there!
Your Friends at CCE