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New York: Cuomo Announces Pesticide Ban

Expand Farmworkers harvest apples on a farm in New York. © 2015 AP Photo/Mike Groll   (New York, December 11, 2019) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defended children, workers, and the environment by directing the state Department of Environmental Conservation on December 10, 2019 to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, Human Rights Watch said today. The governor told the department to immediately prohibit all aerial spraying of chlorpyrifos and to enact regulations to ban all uses except for the spraying of apple tree trunks by December 2020. The governor mandated a ban of all uses, including…

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