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Fort Myers Beach Town Council looks to ban Roundup

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Fort Myers Beach Town Council looks to ban Roundup

Fort Myers Beach Town Council looks to ban Roundup

Fort Myers Beach Town Council wants to ban a chemical in a popular weed killer called Roundup.

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Fort Myers Beach Town Council looks to ban Roundup

OUR 67 COUNTIES WERE IMPACTED...BUT DID SAY THE HACK DID *NOT*IMPACT VOTE TOTALS.A CHEMICAL USED IN THE POPULARWEED KILLER ROUND-UP IS GAININGNATIONAL ATTENTION━ AFTER ACOUPLE IN CALIFORNIA WON A TWOBILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT CLAIMINGIT GAVE THEM CANCER.AND NEW THIS MORNING... SOMESOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS AREDOING THEIR PART TO BAN IT ASWELL!FOUR IN YOUR CORNER’S ALLYSSADICKERT IS IN FORT MYERS BEACHWITH HOW THEY WANT TO PROTECTOUR PARADISE.Fort Myers TOWN COUNCIL WANTS TOBAN ROUND-UP━ MORE SPECIFICALLYTHE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN THEWEED KILLER CALLED GLYPHOSATE━THE CHEMICAL HAS BEEN LINKED TOCAUSING CANCER IN THOUSANDS OFPEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY━ ANDCOULD HAVE HARMFUL IMPACTS ONTHE WATER."That’s what we are trying tokeep out of our water down hereand for our people." RAY MURPHY,VICE MAYOR, Fort Myers BEACHNATSLLOYD NICHOLS HAS BEEN LIVING ONFORT MYER BEACH FOR ABOUT 20YEARS━"We don’t use any, if you areusing any type of chemicals,it’ll go through to the watertables and the bay." LLOYDNICHOLS, Fort Myers BEACHKNOWING THAT WHEN HE WATERS HISLAWN IT DRAINS DIRECTLY BACK TOTHE BAY.HE ALSO DOESN’T USE ROUND-UPFOR THE SAFETY OF HIS PETS."They track it on their feet,they lick their paws, cats arevery clean." LLOYD NICHOLS, FortMyers BEACH"We do want people to be awarethat we are aware of theenvironment and take every stepthat we can to help the watersituation." RAY MURPHY, VICEMAYOR, Fort Myers BEACHTHE BAN WOULD MAKE THE TOWN THEFIRST TO OUTRIGHT PROHIBITROUND-UP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA━BUT IT’S NOT THE FIRST STATEWIDEWE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUNDOTHER CITIES LIKE ?????

HAVESIMILAR RESTRICTIONCITY OFFICIALS SAYS AN ORDINANCEON BANNING GLYPHOSATE SHOULD BEDRAFTED FOR A MEETING WITHIN THENEXT FEW WEEKS.DEPEND ON FOX 4 TO KEE




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