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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

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
Jun 8, 2018 Darla Shelton
Jun 8, 2018 Pamela Timmerman
Jun 8, 2018 Elizabeth Chang
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz
Jun 8, 2018 Donna Parker
Jun 8, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Tam Long
May 28, 2018 Niki Mussotto
May 27, 2018 Elizabeth Mitchell
May 26, 2018 Mildred Huffmire
May 24, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
May 23, 2018 Kelly Hageman
May 23, 2018 Dianne Salisbury
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 21, 2018 Gilly Lloyd
May 21, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 21, 2018 Natalie Gray
May 21, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 21, 2018 Penny Duke
May 19, 2018 Alana Hendrickson
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2018 Sabrina Lester-Granger
May 15, 2018 Annemarie Ramaekers
May 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
Apr 29, 2018 Linda Payne
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 21, 2018 Sabrena Adams
Apr 19, 2018 Glenda Coker
Apr 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2018 Lisa Meskell
Apr 15, 2018 Martha Vest
Apr 14, 2018 Debra Bradford
Apr 14, 2018 Barbara Hrybinczak
Apr 13, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
Apr 11, 2018 catherine king-chuparkoff
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 10, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 9, 2018 Garry Taroli
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 6, 2018 Maryanna Moskal

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