organophosphates http://kplu.org en Pesticide protections for Pacific salmon head to court http://kplu.org/post/pesticide-protections-pacific-salmon-head-court <p>An East Coast court case could have big impacts on West Coast fish, and farmers too. Chemical manufacturers are <a href="http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/consultations/dow_complaint.pdf">suing the federal government </a>to get a rule restricting pesticide use wiped off the books.</p><p>In 2008 the National Marine Fisheries Service ruled a certain class of pesticides is a mortal threat to salmon and steelhead populations. Organophosphates are common on farms, and used to be widely used in gardens before regulators phased them out.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:27:02 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6797 at http://kplu.org Pesticide protections for Pacific salmon head to court