Hawai'i considers regulation on pesticide usage

A proposed bill in the US state of Hawaii will prohibit the use of a neurotoxin called chlorpyrifos and impose a buffer zone when pesticides are sprayed near schools.

The president of Hawaii’s Alliance for Progressive Action, Gary Hooser, says the bill now goes to the House of Representatives for a vote and if approved goes on to the State Senate before the governor signs it into law.
Mr Hooser told that after trying for five years to better regulate pesticide use, he’s optimistic it will pass.