[Tweeters] [TEXBIRDS] Carbofuran victory (fwd)
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Thu Aug 3 11:00:18 PDT 2006
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 13:38:44 -0400
From: Winnie Burkett <wbburkett at AOL.COM>
To: TEXBIRDS at LISTSERV.UH.EDU
Subject: [TEXBIRDS] Carbofuran victory
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Communication from the American Bird Conservancy.
This morning EPA called to tell me that ALL uses of carbofuran will not be eligible for re-registration. This cancels uses for corn, alfalfa, potatoes, and rice. There will be a 4 year phase out period for 6 minor crops totaling less than 2% of current use: artichokes, spinach for seed, cucumbers, chili peppers, sunflowers, and pine seedlings.
ABC considers this a TOTAL victory, coming 21 years after the initiation of a Special Review by EPA. Next in line are cancellation of aldicarb and better regulation of rat poisons.
Congratulations to all who sent FAXes, e-mails, letters, and comments. This is huge.
Have a great day!
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