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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

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
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Angela Hembroff
Apr 5, 2018 Sharon Weinberg
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Downs
Apr 5, 2018 margo molin
Apr 5, 2018 Bonnie Svec
Apr 5, 2018 Cheryl Free
Apr 2, 2018 susan shawket
Mar 30, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 29, 2018 Jane Fuhrman
Mar 29, 2018 Angela Ramirez
Mar 27, 2018 Olga Sebok
Mar 27, 2018 Llauren Peralta
Mar 27, 2018 Marty Hredzak
Mar 27, 2018 Tarina Pretorius
Mar 27, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 26, 2018 Susan Chandler Stanley
Mar 26, 2018 Martha Jaquith
Mar 26, 2018 Tracy Wood
Mar 26, 2018 AMBAR PEREZ
Mar 25, 2018 Lynne Holt
Mar 25, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 25, 2018 Kathy Jones
Mar 24, 2018 Theresa Boisseau
Mar 23, 2018 Susan Diller
Mar 21, 2018 Laura Warner
Mar 20, 2018 Lesley Adamson
Mar 19, 2018 Cynthia McGough
Mar 19, 2018 Candice C
Mar 19, 2018 Annemarie Ramaekers
Mar 18, 2018 dana newsom
Mar 18, 2018 Linda Stone
Mar 17, 2018 Brent Pennell

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