This is a proposed resolution which the Oak Park village board is reviewing. Its intent is to influence the Illinois General Assembly to repeal the state Preemptive Law which disallows local municipalities to regulate pesticide use. This Law has been implemented in 43 states, removing their “home rule” control.
When we wonder how could so many dangerous chemicals still be on the market, one only has to look at the American Chemistry Council for the answer. This is the U.S. chemical industry’s trade association which has successfully weakened, blocked or delayed science based regulations.