Herrera buzzing about apple moth report

San Francisco’s city attorney is worried the state’s controversial plan to eradicate the light brown apple moth hasn’t undergone enough scrutiny.

In comments on a draft report by state food and agriculture officials intended to gauge the eradication program’s environmental and public health risks, Dennis Herrera called the analysis “far from thorough.”

“I’m particularly concerned by the inadequate disclosure of chemical formulas of pesticides to be used in the program, and by vague statements about state bureaucrats who will appropriately determine when and where aerial spraying is necessary,” Herrera wrote in a five-page letter filed Monday.

The program to rid the state of the invasive pests was modified last year in the face of public outcry over aerial spraying until an environmental report could analyze possible health effects.

 

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