Contact your legislator to ask him or her to support this bill here.
Home rule communities in Illinois are able to make many decisions to protect community health and the environment, but pesticide regulation is not one of these rights in Illinois.
The chemical industry and those that use their products do not want us to have a say in how and when pesticides are used in our own communities. That’s why back in 1995 special interest groups including lawn care chemical applicators pressured lawmakers to suspend home rule laws specifically for pesticide use. It’s time for us to take back our rights to control our communities by supporting this amendment.
Senator Don Harmon has introduced SB3565, which gives communities with populations over 50,000 in Cook County the ability regulate their own pesticide usage. This important bill is the first attempt in years to allow Illinois communities the ability to regulate pesticide usage.
Click through to The Illinois Environmental Council to tell your state legislator what you think about SB3565, which gives communities with populations over 50,000 in Cook County the ability regulate their own pesticide usage.