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Sponsored by: Earthjustice

Bee populations are plummeting! Yet the Environmental Protection Agency recently sided with Dow AgroSciences to approve a new, highly toxic bee-killing pesticide called sulfoxaflor.

And now the EPA is considering expanding the number of crops this pesticide can be sprayed on to include corn, alfalfa, oats, and several other significant and widely grown crops. Will you help us fight back?

Tell the EPA to deny Dow AgroScience's application to expand the registration of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor now!

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To: Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency

As a citizen concerned about our nation's health and food security, I urge you to deny Dow AgroScience's application to expand the registration of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor so that it can be sprayed on corn, alfalfa, oats, and several significant and widely grown crops.

Honeybees are dying at rates unprecedented in history, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to warn that it is no longer confident in our ability to "meet the pollination demands of U.S. agricultural crops." Rather than expand the number of crops that can be sprayed with highly toxic and systemic insecticides like sulfoxaflor, the EPA must take immediate steps to help bees recover. I join with other members of Earthjustice in calling for you to suspend the use of sulfoxaflor on all crops pending a thorough analysis of the impacts to bees and the many crops that depend on bees for pollination.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Jul 22, 2014 Sandy Woosley
Jul 22, 2014 Linda LaVigne
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) the EPA must take immediate steps to help bees recover.
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 AUDREY WONDRASEK
Jul 22, 2014 Cindy Cain
Jul 22, 2014 alaire blair
Jul 22, 2014 Shana Mokuau
Jul 22, 2014 anna merricks
Jul 22, 2014 Christine Davis
Jul 22, 2014 Alisa Evdokimov
Jul 22, 2014 Brianna Zanker Humans need bees to exist, so humans can exist.
Jul 22, 2014 Mari Forslund
Jul 22, 2014 kevin mosso
Jul 22, 2014 Nancy Morgan
Jul 22, 2014 Michael Ulasich
Jul 22, 2014 mary Duncan
Jul 22, 2014 maleraj hiremath
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is purposely killing off bees.
Jul 22, 2014 Janet Van Swoll Again, the almighty dollar wins out over a healthy Mother Earth
Jul 22, 2014 Jan Hunyady Just had a beekeeper set up a hive in my yard today. I've seen very few bees or butterflies this year.
Jul 22, 2014 Linda Stancil
Jul 22, 2014 Ray McDonald
Jul 22, 2014 John Trotta
Jul 22, 2014 Michael Romagnoli Sad people are so dumb that we actually need a petition for this, you'd think it would be common sense.
Jul 22, 2014 Jackie Woodall
Jul 22, 2014 Debra Fincher Bees are extremely important to the ecological balance of our planet and the reproduction of plants. Please help protect species vital to our survival by enacting & protecting legislation that protects our environment, including the bees. Thank you.
Jul 22, 2014 Ricky Woodliff
Jul 22, 2014 Penny T.
Jul 22, 2014 Nancy Hudson
Jul 22, 2014 adrianna thiel
Jul 22, 2014 Steven Houska
Jul 22, 2014 Annie Hatzakorzian
Jul 22, 2014 Carol Yonov
Jul 22, 2014 claudia brown
Jul 22, 2014 Leigh Redikop If our bees die out, mankind will be close behind. Please take these measures and others into account and help save these precious creatures.
Jul 22, 2014 Mary Robbins The introduction of these insecticides is so short-sighted! Please use your influence to correct the situation..Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.
Jul 22, 2014 Ann Couch
Jul 22, 2014 Sarah Edgar
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Haven't we driven enough species into extinction?
Jul 22, 2014 Teresa Barquet
Jul 22, 2014 Michaela Sanchez
Jul 22, 2014 Morgan Lingle
Jul 22, 2014 Diana Bruso
Jul 22, 2014 Debra Thelen
Jul 22, 2014 Rebeca Palacios
Jul 22, 2014 koraljka polacek
Jul 22, 2014 Katie Gannaway Bees are our lively hood. Without bees there is no food. Don't kill them off!
Jul 22, 2014 Stefan Salvatierra

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