"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Comparative 'cides

Ross Wiseman, Thursday:

“Our government has thoroughly examined all aspects of the pesticides debate, using that information to inform our decision to ban products used for cosmetic lawn care purposes in Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Minister Wiseman. “We have listened to the concerns raised by many individuals and groups in the province, analyzed the research conducted by numerous sources, looked at other jurisdictions and, as a result, will implement a ban on cosmetic pesticides that are currently being used for lawn care.”
Nalcor, years ago (p. 48 of this bloated, inexplicably copy-protected, PDF file):

Nalcor Energy will incorporate the transmission line into its integrated vegetation management program for its transmission and distribution system, which uses several methods including manual cutting as well as the selective use of herbicides for long term vegetation control. Certified crews will use herbicides in accordance with Nalcor Energy's current standard operating practices and applicable regulations. The management schedule will vary with the type of vegetation, the extent of ground disturbance during construction and terrain.


At 3:00 PM, July 15, 2011 , Blogger pig said...

What does a ban on cosmetic pesticides have to do with Nalcor's plan to clear transmission paths with herbicides?

The two aren't at all the same. For the same reasons that you won't find any jurisdiction anywhere that has included forestry and agricultural herbicide and pesticide applications under a cosmetic pesticide ban. Cosmetic pesticide bans exclusively effect non-industrial, non-agricultural uses that are simply cosmetic.

At 7:18 PM, July 15, 2011 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

Must be an election on.

People are dusting off the old socks.

At 8:36 AM, July 16, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

Yes Ed...the election is on. The fight is about who will be the Official Opposition. I'd say there will be a lot more dusted off than socks!

At 11:31 AM, July 16, 2011 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

And then another sock puppet comes out to play with the first one.

It could even be that the person pretending to be "Murphy" and the person using the 'pig" identity are the same people.

At 8:52 AM, July 17, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

You could be on to something Ed. Wondering if your sand box is still scheduled to open on October 11? Or would that be another flip flop?


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