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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


Aug 22, 2014 Anna Pukhlimskaya
Aug 22, 2014 Donna Gleaves Suspend sulfoxaflor on all crops (corn, oats, alfalfa crops)l the product is decimating honeybees. People depend on the crops that depend on Honeybees. In the 21st Century, there MUST be a safer solution.
Aug 22, 2014 Tomislava Ciglenjak Please stop allowing pesticides that kill bees!
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2014 Maria Estrada G.
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) When the bees go, there goes our food supply. Killing the bees is like killing ourselves.
Aug 22, 2014 Peggy Hollenbach
Aug 22, 2014 Valerie Anderson
Aug 22, 2014 Frederick Dustin
Aug 22, 2014 doris hodgdon
Aug 22, 2014 Jessica Mulqueen
Aug 22, 2014 sandra dulbecco
Aug 22, 2014 Mary Sier Bees are vital to our own survival!
Aug 22, 2014 Lori Smith Our bees (and butterflies) are disappearing, and scientific evidence points to pesticides and several toxic products used by homeowners and mosquito control services as well. What will we do when all the bees are gone? It will be too late by then!
Aug 22, 2014 Rhonda Garrow
Aug 22, 2014 Janet Price Without bees their will be no human race.
Aug 22, 2014 Heloisa Avila
Aug 21, 2014 Tracy Yeager
Aug 21, 2014 Dirk Ferlen
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 kirsten kinnear
Aug 21, 2014 catherine brun
Aug 21, 2014 Carla ceccatelli
Aug 21, 2014 Marisa Greene
Aug 21, 2014 Cindy Jefferys
Aug 21, 2014 MASSIMO RIMONDI
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Asbjørn Frisvold
Aug 21, 2014 sylviane faure
Aug 21, 2014 Selah Albrightson
Aug 21, 2014 Erris Shelley
Aug 21, 2014 may phelan
Aug 21, 2014 manuela formenti
Aug 20, 2014 Charley Jacobson
Aug 20, 2014 Ellen Garrison
Aug 20, 2014 Holly Kasten
Aug 20, 2014 tonya jones
Aug 20, 2014 Kendra Smith
Aug 20, 2014 Gail Lavoie
Aug 20, 2014 Abigail Nickel
Aug 20, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 20, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 20, 2014 Patricia Adams
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Kathleen Zetes
Aug 20, 2014 Marie-Luise Strewe
Aug 20, 2014 Barbara Maloit
Aug 20, 2014 Teresa Evans
Aug 20, 2014 chris gordon
Aug 20, 2014 Margaret Fitch

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