Sustainable Fairfax is collaborating with Moms Advocating for Sustainability (formerly Mothers of Marin Against the Spray), the California Environmental Health Initiative, Pesticide Watch, and other organizations to oppose the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) plans for a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). We are asking for your support to join this coalition.
The CDFA plans to evaluate statewide prevention and control of current and future pests. According to CDFA, the PEIR will be structured around pest treatment methods, for all current and future pests, anywhere in the state of California. CDFA’s attorney states the intent of the PEIR is to allow “rapid response” to pests and to “do such a thorough analysis that we don’t need additional environmental review when a particular pest is detected.” In short, the Pest PEIR is intended to give advance approval for toxic treatments on short notice for unknown future pests, anywhere in the state.
Please email Sustainable Fairfax President Stacy Weinberg-Dieve at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign on to a letter to Governor Brown opposing the PEIR. If you plan to send your own letter, please notify Stacy as well so we can count you in the coalition.
If you have any questions on the PEIR, please feel free to reach out to Nan Wishner of California of California Environmental Health Initiative email@example.com or Debbie Friedman of Moms Advocating for Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.