Proposed Legal Settlement Would Return No-Spray Zones To Protect Salmon/Steelhead From Pesticides

Under a proposed legal settlement announced Wednesday, court ordered “no-spray buffer zones” from years ago would be restored with the goal of protecting West Coast salmon and steelhead from the potential impacts of five pesticides – diazinon, chlorpyrifos, malathion, carbaryl, and methomyl – commonly used to ward off insect damage to agricultural crops and other vegetation.

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