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  • Controversial pesticide approved in California

    December 1, 2010 9:41 PM

    After months of debate, California regulators have approved a controversial pesticide for fruit and vegetable growers. Methyl iodide faced heavy opposition from environmental and farmworker groups. They said it could poison air and water. The new pesticide will replace methyl bromide, which is being phased out because it damages the... more »
  • State senator asks EPA to reconsider controversial pesticide

    August 10, 2010 9:20 PM

    A California senator wants environmental officials to take a closer look at a controversial pesticide. Senator Dianne Feinstein wants the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its approval of methyl iodide. Some scientists are concerned it could poison the air and water while others say it causes cancer. Meanwhile, strawberry... more »
  • Feinstein urges EPA to reconsider methyl iodide

    August 10, 2010 1:20 PM

    California Senator Dianne Feinstein is speaking out against the proposed pesticide methyl iodide. She's asking the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its approval of the pesticide, which some say is known to cause cancer. It's a chemical widely used by farmers in other states to kill pests in the soil.... more »
  • Proposed pesticide creates growing concern for farm workers

    June 24, 2010 10:31 PM

    Farm workers are outraged over a state proposal that would allow a new pesticide to be used in California. In April, the state board that regulates pesticides proposed allowing growers to use methyl iodide. It would replace the popular fumigant, methyl bromide, that's being phased out because it depletes... more »
  • Man trapped after tractor rollover

    February 4, 2010 3:14 PM

    Emergency crews are responding to a man trapped under a tractor that rolled over on Highway 1 and San Antonio Rd East. According to Santa Barbara County Fire, the tractor was also carrying about 10 gallons of pesticide which spilled onto the ground a little before 10 a.m. ... more »

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