It’s an interesting coincidence (and we say that with no irony) that one week before the Environment and Human Health organization has a scheduled pesticide strategy session in New Haven, UConn and the state DEEP released the results of tests that for the first time showed pesticides in the organs of Long Island Sound lobsters.
Our mission, in a nutshell, is to conserve Connecticut’s birds and their habitats; Long Island Sound, of course, is one of the biggest, most varied and important habitats in Connecticut. We supported two pesticide reduction bills introduced in Hartford last session. We’ll be at next week’s meeting, and it will be interesting to see where this leads. – Tom Andersen, director of communications and community outreach