Mar 8, 2013

Maine mosquitoes face increased chem/bio attack if LD 292 passes


Maine's governor  will be able to declare a Mosquito State of  Emergency if a bill heard Thursday by the Maine legislature's Agriculture Conservation and Forestry committee passes.
MOFGA and other healthy Maine ecology interests spoke against the bill.

LD 292 Summary
"This bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to conduct appropriate mosquito-control activities in response to mosquito-borne disease public health threats. In addition, the bill authorizes municipalities to cooperate in controlling mosquitoes through the formation of mosquito-control districts. 
It establishes the Maine Mosquito Control Fund to provide funding for mosquito-control activities. Finally, the bill authorizes the Commissioner of Health and Human Services to declare a mosquito-borne disease public health threat"

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