History of Case Study
Our case study orginated in Johnsonville County, Nebraska where townspeople noticed a problem involving pesticides.For this case there were
two sides. Banning pesticides would alleviate such sicknesses caused by it. On the other hand, banning pesticides would make
it very difficult to maintain the local golf course. Also banning pesticides would decrease the local employment (this was
shown with data). Sam Waters, the newly elected commisioner of Johnsonville County was given the final and deciding vote to
ban pesticides.He was undecided, how would you vote?
Steps Taken and Not Taken To Alleviate The Problem
Steps Taken: In 1994, the Clinton Administration voted to ban the use of pesticides. In the
end the proposition was partly accepted, banning pesticides with hydrocarbons.
Steps Not Taken: I think that they should not even make pesticides any more so that poeple
can not get sick from pesticide related diseases. Also, pesticides are futile because eventually mosquitoes and other pests
will adapt to the DDT.