Comanche Trace, a commercial developer, for false advertising. Comanche Trace bills its golf courses as "great habitats," even though golf courses deplete natural habitats and use pesticides that poison groundwater.

Comanche Trace Golf Course is good for our environment.


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Comanche Trace

A golf course is not a great habitat for wildlife. A great habitat for wildlife is undeveloped land.
Golf courses take up as much acreage as Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Habitat loss is
one of the biggest factors contributing to species endangerment. Furthermore, golf courses use
pesticides, and fertilizer which harm the environment and can damage underground water supplies.

Golf course pesticides are often used preventively and not to respond to problems. As a result,
more pesticides than necessary
are used and over the long run, it will require the use of even
greater amounts of pesticides to have the same effect. What’s more is that pesticides are used to
kill insects. Insects are a necessary part of a healthy habitat and ecosystem. Thus, it does not
seem likely that golf courses are great habitats.

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The pesticides used on golf courses
have the
potential to cause problemsfor several reasons. Pesticides are applied
at a high rate on golf courses,
and the courses are repeatedly used
by many people.

Pesticides used on
golf courses, as is true with most pesticides, are often acutely and chronically
toxic to humans and wildlife.

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external image moz-screenshot.pngexternal image moz-screenshot-1.pngGolf courses are one of the worst examples of the "inner wasteland". They occupy a lot of space yet are used by a small number of people. They require large amounts of water. Vast quantities of chemical pesticides and fertilizers are dumped on them.