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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


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 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
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
Jun 8, 2018 Darla Shelton
Jun 8, 2018 Pamela Timmerman
Jun 8, 2018 Elizabeth Chang
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz
Jun 8, 2018 CHRISTOPHER CLARK
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

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