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Local Democracy Wins Again as Pesticide Preemption Bill is Voted Down in Maine

” The court however also ruled that, while the federal government could not impose pesticide preemption, states would maintain the ability to do so.  Thus, ALEC (Koch brothers funded legislation)and the pesticide industry went state-by-state, working to pass preemption legislation throughout the 1990s, fearing the type of legislation passed by Maine local governments like Portland, South […]

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Beyond Pesticides: Local Democracy Wins Again as Pesticide Preemption Bill is Voted Down in Maine

“While LePage may be on his way out, there is no indication that ALEC or the pesticide industry will stop attempts to institute state preemption in Maine, or any other state. The industry has attacked local laws in both Maryland and Hawaii, with an unfortunate degree of success. “ Local Democracy Wins Again as Pesticide

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We Will Continue to Resist the Assault on Environmental Protest

“Corporations are already abusing existing laws to silence dissent and shut the public out of decision-making. Now, lawmakers are trying to give corporate interests even more tools to punish people for speaking up for their families and communities. That is an attack on democracy—one our organizations will continue to resist.”  We Will Continue to Resist

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