Earthjustice: Help Stop US Funding of Environmental and Health Contamination in Colombia!

February 15th, 2007 3:51 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via Earthjustice:

Help Stop US Funding of Environmental and Health Contamination in Colombia!

The Bush administration recently asked Congress to continue funding a devastating and ineffective herbicide spraying program in Colombia. Under the program, planes spray herbicides over large swaths of rural Colombia, harming human health and the environment. Tell Congress to find a better way!

Although the program is intended to reduce drug crop cultivation, it has been ineffective in doing so since its start in 1999. Instead, subsistence farmers have been forced to move their fields into pristine areas, threatening the habitat of hundreds of species found nowhere else in the world

Tell Congress to find a better way to fight drug cultivation and stop the harmful effects of this program.

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