February 19, 2016 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Day: February 19, 2016

Advocacy issue dashboard released

To keep members better informed on advocacy activities, NALP recently added an issue dashboard to their advocacy webpage. The new tool will help members more easily follow the issues on which NALP is working, where activity is occurring, and what they can do to help. It provides members the opportunity to conveniently and easily get […]

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Florida city council to propose glyphosate ordinance

City officials in Miami Beach, Florida, unexpectedly scheduled discussion on a proposed ordinance to “prohibit contractors from using Roundup and other chemicals labeled as carcinogens in public spaces.” However, the discussion was postponed as a result of industry outreach to the city to address claims that contractor use of glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup) […]

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Scalia's death creates WOTUS complication

The recent unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may complicate legal strategies related to opposing the implementation of the “Waters of the United States” provisions (WOTUS). As previously reported, the controversial WOTUS measure is on hold pending resolution of several court challenges. Scalia was expected to be a key vote in striking the […]

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Leaf-blower ban proposed in California

A divided Sonoma, California, City Council voted 3–2 on February 17 to direct city staff to create an ordinance that will ban gas-powered leaf blowers within the city limits. The city also debated whether to completely prohibit any type of leaf blower use, but in the end reached a compromise that will allow use of […]

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