CANTON – Fluoride Action Network Pesticides Project, Canton, nominated one of the “Dirty Dozen” awards announced this week by Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Albany, a non-profit organization that advocates for pollution prevention and environmental justice.

FAN Pesticides Project nominated the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Natural Resources under the Pataki administration for its lack of funding of the state Wildlife Pathology unit.

The lack of money prevented the department, headed by Ward B. Stone, from adequately testing suspicious causes of wildlife deaths, reducing information on the contribution of polluters and pesticides. Ellen M. Connett is director of FAN Pesticides Project.

• FAN’s Media Release
• List of the 2007 Dirty Dozen ‘Winners’
• Citizens’ Environmental Coalition