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Native pollinators like bees play an essential role in maintaining a healthy environment. They are also an indispensable part of our agricultural system. Many foods that we eat depend on crops pollinated by honeybees, and 90% of all flowering plants require pollinators to reproduce. But in recent years, bees and other pollinators have been disappearing at alarming rates, causing widespread concern that these important species could be wiped out altogether.

A widely used class of insecticides, neonicotinoids, affects pollinators like honeybees. Since neonicotinoids first became widely used in the mid-2000s, roughly one-quarter of America's honeybee hives have collapsed in recent winters. Although there are multiple causes for the collapse, we must take action to ensure that insecticides are fully vetted to ensure that they are safe for bees and other pollinators before they are allowed for use on farms or orchards.

Urge the EPA to refuse to approve any insecticides unless scientists confirm they do not endanger bees and other pollinators.

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I am writing to ask that the EPA protect bees and other pollinators.

Pollinators like bees play an essential role in the environment and are an indispensable part of our agricultural system. Many foods that we eat depend on crops pollinated by honeybees, and 90% of all flowering plants require pollinators to reproduce. But in recent years, bees and other pollinators have been disappearing at alarming rates, causing widespread concern that these important species could be wiped out altogether.

Since insecticides like neonicotinoids first became widely used in the mid-2000s, roughly one-quarter of America's honeybee hives have collapsed in recent winters. Allowing another of these insecticides to be used on millions of acres of farms and orchards will only make the situation worse.

In the past, the EPA has approved insecticides despite warnings from your own scientists that the products could be "very highly toxic" to honeybees. We need to ensure that insecticides are fully vetted to ensure that they do not endanger pollinators before they are approved for use. We cannot afford a collapse in pollinator species populations — our nation's food security and countless wildlife depend on it. I urge you to refuse to register any insecticides unless scientists confirm that they do not endanger bees and other pollinators.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Aug 16, 2018 Catherine Hertfelder
Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 7, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 3, 2018 Fran Fulwiler
Aug 3, 2018 Anita Sutton Bees are part of our ecosystem. Honey is medicinal as well. No bees, no plants. No plants, no vegetables. No vegetables, no food for animals and humans. Think about it.
Aug 3, 2018 Lois Ball
Aug 3, 2018 VICTORIA hALL
Aug 3, 2018 James Williams
Aug 2, 2018 Claudia Frosch
Aug 2, 2018 Anne Havard
Aug 2, 2018 Gail Canzius
Aug 2, 2018 Pia Heyn
Aug 2, 2018 Beverly Parker
Aug 2, 2018 Judy McKinney
Jul 29, 2018 Wendy Green
Jul 24, 2018 Cinzia Moore
Jul 19, 2018 Luke Farrell Bees need to be saved from extinction and if they all die off this will really affect the way that plants get pollinated because they do a very important job in pollinated plants.
Jul 19, 2018 Kimberly Whalen
Jul 19, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 12, 2018 irina antoshkina
Jul 12, 2018 lisa kasper
Jul 1, 2018 Christina Lane
Jun 30, 2018 Teresa Brooks
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 27, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 17, 2018 Tamara Knoll
Jun 13, 2018 Maria Gartan
Jun 13, 2018 Nancy Miceli God provided us with everything we needed to live on this earth. Mankind will eventually destroy every living thing beneficial for us to survive, until we are all extinct...!
Jun 13, 2018 Marilyn Treuil
Jun 13, 2018 SHIRLEY ROHRBACH
Jun 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 13, 2018 CYNTHIA FERENCI EPA, YOUR TAXPAYER JOB IS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT. THAT INCLUDES EACH & EVERY ASPECT OF OUR PLANET'S ECOSYSTEM, OF WHICH BEES PLAY AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PART. DO WHAT IS MORALLY RIGHT TO KEEP OUR "HOME" & IT'S INHABITANTS HEALTHY.
Jun 13, 2018 Teri Stone
Jun 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 13, 2018 Rita Dennis
Jun 13, 2018 Mike Anuszewski
Jun 13, 2018 Dan White
Jun 13, 2018 Carolyn Smith
Jun 13, 2018 Debra Shuman
Jun 13, 2018 Claire Flewitt
Jun 13, 2018 Marilyn Trybus
Jun 13, 2018 Diane Chavez
Jun 13, 2018 Debbie Lanier
Jun 13, 2018 nicholas merry
Jun 13, 2018 ELIZABETH FRIEDEL
Jun 13, 2018 Mary Daly
Jun 13, 2018 susan Turmell The least we can do is SAVE THE BEES--if the EPA WILL LISTEN.
Jun 13, 2018 Kathleen Robar

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