Governor Cuomo Directs DEC to Ban the Use of Chlorpyrifos

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed DEC to take immediate action to ban aerial use of chlorpyrifos. DEC will also have regulations in place to ban chlorpyrifos for all uses, except spraying apple tree trunks, by December 2020. Chlorpyrifos will be banned for all uses by July 2021. These actions will protect New Yorkers from significant adverse public health impacts, especially for children.

“Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide that has the potential to cause serious health problems in people who ingest it,” ...

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Albany Times Union: New York task force will focus on barriers to addiction treatment

NEW YORK — A new state task force will examine barriers that prevent people from seeking help for addiction, and the consequences once they do.

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and member Linda Rosenthal announced the creation Tuesday of the “Assembly Task Force on Examining Socio-Economic Responses to People with Substance Use Disorders,” which they said will hold hearings around the state to receive testimony and recommendations from people on the front lines of the issue.

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