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Fast-acting pesticides need fast-acting rules ...

Published October 10, 2012 12:44 pm

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Well. That was quick.

Sunday:

Should Utahns alert neighbors to pesticide use? — By Judy Fahys | The Salt Lake Tribune

Family sounds alarm after dog dies; official notes notification would be costly.

Tuesday:

Post a warning: Chemical poisons taken too lightly — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

Wednesday:

Pesticide concerns prompt Utah lawmaker to propose bill — By Judy Fahys | The Salt Lake Tribune

Law would require neighbors to be notified when pesticide is to be sprayed nearby.

... [State Sen. Gene] Davis said Wednesday that he was spurred into action after reading The Salt Lake Tribune's account of the plight of his neighbor, Elva Jensen, and a family in North Salt Lake whose healthy dog dropped dead immediately after a pest-company worker sprayed a neighbor's yard.

Of course, an issue brought to light by The Salt Lake Tribune and picked up by a Democrat may be DOA in the Republican-controlled Utah Legislature. We shall see ...