Ban Agent White Petition
NL NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy, MHA for St. John's East, is circulating a petition calling on the House of Assembly to ban the use of Tordon 101 for brush clearing on our roadways.
Interested members of the public are invited to contact George's office, and are welcome to circulate the petition and collect signatures.
3rd Floor, East Block
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
The text of the petition is as follows:
Ban Tordon 101 Petition
TO THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED The petition of the undersigned residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Humbly Sheweth;
Whereas Tordon 101 contains the chemicals 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and Picloram; and
Whereas the chemical Picloram is a known cancer causing carcinogen; and
Whereas the provincial government has banned the cosmetic use of the pesticide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2-4-D); and
Whereas safer alternatives are available to the provincial government for brush clearance such as manual labour, alternative competitive seeding methods, and/or the mechanical removal of brush; and
Whereas the provincial government is responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its citizens;
WHEREUPON the undersigned, your petitioners, humbly pray and call upon the House of Assembly to urge Government to cease the use of chemicals covered under its own cosmetic pesticide ban and begin using safer methods of brush clearance that will not place its citizens in harms way.
And as in duty bound your petitioners will ever pray.