Update #4 ·

Will It Take an Act of Congress?

On February 7, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered yet another pesticide known to be toxic to honeybees—over the objections of citizens and environmentalists, and despite research suggesting it was a bad idea.

Will it take an Act of Congress to protect the pollinators that are critical to our food supply? Fortunately, the Saving America’s Pollinators Act (H.R. 2692) has been introduced. Unfortunately, it’s still languishing in committee, where it was sent in August 2013. 

The latest bee-killing pesticide to be registered by the EPA is cyantraniliprole, used on a variety of foods including leafy vegetables, milk, almonds, berries and onions. 

It’s clear that the EPA, which last year approved the pesticide sulfoxaflor, another known killer of bees, is more intent on protecting Dupont, Syngenta and other pesticide-makers than it is on protecting your environment. 

Oregon and California have introduced state bills to restrict the use of bee-killing pesticides. But we need Congress to step up and support a national plan to protect the bees. 

Tell Your Representative: Please Support the Saving America’s Pollinators Act (H.R. 2692) 

TAKE ACTION: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13161

Campaign closed

The EPA is letting the chemical companies get away with murder. For years, the agency has done nothing to stop Bayer and Monsanto, the leading bee-killers.  Now, the EPA is considering petitions from Dow and Syngenta to expand and increase the use of two insecticides, sulfoxaflor and thiamethoxam. Both belong to the neonicotionid class of pesticides implicated in the mass die-off of bees, known…

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