Golf courses dump hundreds of pounds of toxic pesticides each year on our golf courses, and much of this flows into creeks and into Puget Sound, where they kill fish. There are green golf courses. How can we say we want salmon runs to recover when we dump fish poison into their streams?
The Major Issues Of This Campaign
It is called “fluoride”, but it is a witches brew of toxic waste chemicals. Diluted toxins are still toxins. They accumulate in the body, and we drink them for life. Harm is greatest to the growing fetus and baby.
Questions for John, Dave, and Robert: Why do you avoid important issues?
Link Light rail is going to Paine Field and on to Everett. As soon as you are on Link, you are almost at SeaTac. So commercial air service at Paine Field is unnecessary.
Roundup kills fish. Why do we spray it on our crops? Roundup does not break down easily. When it rains, it flows into the watershed and into the Sound, repelling and killing salmon. How can we say we want to rebuild salmon runs when we poison their spawning streams?
Mass transit will never develop a big ridership unless we devise a way to get people to and from the mass transit.
What does Mount Vernon have that Snohomish County does not? Internet speeds of 1 gigabite up and down for only $70 per month. Mount Vernon has set up a city utility company which delivers fiber optic speeds to businesses and homes. One Gig fiber optic connection is an enormous stimulus to high-tech business.
Roundup is now a proven carcinogen to animals and a probable carcinogen to humans. It makes no sense to grow crops non-organically when they can be grown organically. Organic crops are healthier. They sell for a higher price. They do not poison us. Relying on its police and zoning powers, Snohomish County could ban the application of Roundup and other toxic pesticides and zone all commercial farm lands as organic only.
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