Agent White

NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants government to explain how allowing Nalcor to use Tordon 101 (also known as Agent White) along the 1100-kilometer Muskrat Falls power line will be in the best interests of the people of the province.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants clear assurances that government will regulate and monitor Nalcor’s use of Agent White as it constructs the Muskrat Falls transmission line. The chemical, also known as Tordon 101, is banned for domestic use in the province; the province’s continued use of it to clear roadside vegetation has been controversial.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s East.
MR. MURPHY:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants to know exactly how much Agent White is being sprayed in the province, and has written to the minister of Environment and Conservation to find out.

 

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) is alarmed that a chemical banned for cosmetic use on lawns in the province will be used in defoliation efforts along the transmission line route for Muskrat Falls power.

 

Today the NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murhpy (MHA, St. John’s East) launched a new petition aiming to ban the use of Tordon 101 for clearing brush on our roadways.

 

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.

 

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