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Petersburg challenges state application of herbicides


The Petersburg Borough is seeking legal advice as it considers drafting an ordinance requiring agencies, including the state of Alaska, using broad based spraying methods to deliver herbicides and pesticides to require the approval of the borough assembly.

The state adopted regulations this past spring that would allow agencies to apply herbicides and pesticides on state property without obtaining a permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation and without public review.

Petersburg, Skagway and Haines have all written letters to the Alaska Department of Transportation protestin...

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