Monday, January 28, 2008

stop the spray

I don't know about you, but I'm really tired of toxicity!

Did you know that there is a plan for a widespread aerial spraying of
pesticide over the East Bay and San Francisco starting either this
February or March? It is to combat the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM)
which state and federal governments fear will adversely affect
California Agriculture. They plan to spray every 30 days for 9 months
every year until two life cycles after the last moth is found.

Low flying planes have already sprayed a pesticide called CheckMate
LBMA-F & OLR-F over Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. There have been
over 600 reports of adverse health affects due to the spraying,
including two deaths of pets. There were also reported cases of birds
found dead. They will not disclose all the chemicals that are in
CheckMate. Some of it is apparently a "Trade Secret". And they will
not tell us what they plan to spray on us this February or March.

When and where will the spraying take place here in the East Bay?
They won't give an exact date. They did say that they will give us a
72 hour notice before the spraying begins, with all the safety
instructions.

They gave Santa Cruz and Monterey residents 72 hour
notice of the spraying, but apparently not everyone got that notice.
To learn more about the aerial spraying go to these sites to read
articles, reports, and fact sheets, and take action:

http://www.lbamspray.com
http://www.stopthespray.org
http://www.hopefortruth.com

1 comment:

ijnewyork said...

Thank you for alerting your friends and neighbors! Please distribute widely to anyone you know in the Bay Area, these informational meetings should help people learn about apple moth spraying and give them a chance to get active:

Bay Area informational meetings on LBAM spraying:

Oakland: January 30, 7:30 PM, Oakland Center for Environmental Health, 528 61st Street, Suite A

Albany: January 31, 8:00 PM, Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave (part of Albany Green Party meeting)

San Francisco: February 11, 7:30 PM, Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street #8, Room A

Berkeley: February 24, 5:00 PM, Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar, between Spruce and Arch

…. And more to come!

More information www.StopTheSpray.ORG

To join the discussion go to http://forum.stopthespray.org