“Miami city commissioners voted to outlaw the use of all weedkillers containing glyphosate on all city-owned property Thursday.
City employees and contractors will have to find more eco-friendly alternatives to use on city streets, sidewalks, and parks, and residents are strongly advised to discontinue use of glyphosate on their lawns and gardens.
The ban is effective immediately.
City commissioner Ken Russell sponsored the legislation after looking into the link between the city’s use of herbicides and pesticides and the blue-green algae blooms and red tide that have overwhelmed Miami in recent years.
One of his main concerns was the city’s stormwater outfalls, which pump dirty, unfiltered water from the streets into Biscayne Bay, he told the Miami New Times.”
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