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On 6/20/2014, President Obama initiated a nationwide "Pollinator Health Task Force" that is dedicated to combating the severe losses sustained by honey bees and other major pollinators. In a Presidential Memorandum released by the Office of the Press Secretary, the President calls on the EPA to reassess the use of dangerous pesticides with a focus on their affect on pollinators. Tell the EPA to take this presidential mandate seriously and ban the use of deadly pesticides!
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Honeybees are vital to our ecosystem. They pollinate plant species that make up a large portion of the crops we consume. Without bees, plants would not be able to reproduce and the core of our agricultural system would crumble.

Right now is the time to take action in favor of saving our bees. Bee populations have begun to see sharp declines in recent years. There are several theories as to why this may be occurring, but the most widely-accepted is that pesticides meant to protect us from other harmful bugs are having the unintended effect of killing off the bees.

The chemical — clothianidin — is very toxic to honeybees. Clothianidin has not been tested properly, and therefore should not be viable for use as a pesticide. We need to know a chemical's full potential before it is used on the food that we consume.

Sign the petition asking the EPA to ban clothianidin until they truly assess its effects on humans and honeybees.

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Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

I am writing to express my concern over the declining honeybee population. Since the mid 2000's, honeybees have experienced a steady decrease in their overall population. There are a few factors that could be contributing to this phenomenon, but the most compelling explanation has to do with a chemical called clothianidin.

Clothianidin is manufactured and used for general pest control in crops. While it does help kill off unwanted species of bugs, it's also threatening the honeybees' survival.

Even more disturbing is that clothianidin hasn't been properly tested and experimented upon enough to incite a widespread approval of its use. This means that both humans and useful bug species are consuming this substance while we lack a true knowledge of its effects.

Honeybees pollinate the crops that we enjoy every day — if they were no longer around to do so, plants' abilities to reproduce would be decimated. We need to make sure that the substances we put on our crops are not threatening other species of insects and animals. If we don't, we're simply trading one bad outcome for another.

Please see to it that clothianidin is banned until further evidence to its effectiveness and safety can be proven.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Aug 16, 2018 Catherine Hertfelder
Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 13, 2018 Donna Holinej
Aug 7, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 5, 2018 Deanna Phillips
Aug 3, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Aug 3, 2018 Lois Ball
Aug 2, 2018 Claudia Frosch
Aug 2, 2018 Beverly Rodigo
Aug 2, 2018 Roswitha Marcuzzi
Aug 2, 2018 graciela rodriguez-sero
Aug 2, 2018 Susan Frederick
Aug 2, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Aug 2, 2018 Donna Partin
Aug 2, 2018 Stephen Baranowski
Aug 2, 2018 Angela Joyner
Aug 2, 2018 Jeanette Kelly
Aug 2, 2018 Paulette Tipper
Jul 31, 2018 Sally Wynn
Jul 21, 2018 Sandra Veillette
Jul 20, 2018 Nancy Willetts
Jul 20, 2018 Sally Sharp
Jul 19, 2018 aartje van den heuvel
Jul 19, 2018 Robert Reed
Jul 19, 2018 Laura Krause
Jul 18, 2018 Patricia Lewis
Jul 17, 2018 Ryan McKenzie
Jul 9, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jul 6, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jul 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jul 2, 2018 Janina Grage
Jun 30, 2018 rudolf muehl
Jun 30, 2018 Marion Schorr
Jun 30, 2018 Sigrid Spichal
Jun 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2018 Inge Stadler
Jun 30, 2018 Rolf Mense
Jun 29, 2018 Frederik van der Vyver
Jun 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 Rachel Gaspard
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 28, 2018 Lauren Moch
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 21, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 17, 2018 Dìane van Weelie
Jun 17, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jun 8, 2018 Armida Franceschini
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio

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