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New Mexico’s Taos County has become the most recent locality to consider banning harmful pesticides. On July 5, the Taos County Commission discussed a County-wide ban on the use and sale of herbicides and pesticides.
The County joins other jurisdictions, including the city of Richmond, California and Montgomery County, Maryland that have banned use of the products or are in the process of considering it. In 2014, the Washington, D.C. suburb Takoma Park banned 23 cosmetic lawn pesticides known to pose health risks.
Unlike the Montgomery County ban, the Taos County discussion included suggestions that not only the use but the sale of the herbicides be banned. (The Maryland ban also excluded golf courses and agricultural lands.) (more…)