Gov. signs apple moth legislation

September 30, 2008 3:57:00 PM PDT
There is a new state law aimed at preventing the uproar the erupted over plans to spray against the light brown apple moth.

In June, state officials dropped a plan to use aerial spraying to wipe out the pest because of environmental concerns.

Now, the governor has signed new legislation to require the state Department of Food and Agriculture to hold public hearings before any spraying plans are approved and to study the health effects of spraying.