After 30 years of controlling weeds without chemicals, the Alaska Railroad Corporation has applied for a permit to spray an herbicide cocktail containing glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp. The proposed area stretches along 122 miles of track and covers 243 acres in areas of Palmer/Wasilla, Talkeetna, and Fairbanks.
Not only is use of this toxic mixture unnecessary, it is also harmful to human health (linked to birth defects and hormone disruption) and the environment.
Sign the petition below and urge the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) to deny this permit. Join PAN and Alaska Community Action on Toxics in calling on ADEC to protect communities neighboring rail lines from being exposed to this herbicide cocktail.