Don't allow Trump Donors to Derail Science about Pesticide Impact!

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Dow Chemical Plant, Photo courtesy Sea Grant

Thank you for your interest. However, we have already submitted all comments to the EPA here. Any new signatures will not be submitted at this time.

Tell EPA: Protect People & Endangered Species from Pesticides

The continued survival of threatened salmon and steelhead species on the West Coast is in jeopardy from current-use pesticides. In more than half of the Biological Opinions issued for 31 pesticides, the National Marine Fisheries Service concluded that the use of the pesticide under existing labels would threaten the continued existence of one or more salmon or steelhead species. [1]

Despite these analyses, the chemical industry has counseled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to forget about endangered species.

We are very concerned about recent industry efforts to dismiss analyses completed by the EPA and National Marine Fisheries Service. As reported by the New York Times on April 20, 2017, Dow Chemical and other pesticide makers are asking the EPA to “set aside” its endangered species analyses, charging that the science underlying the most recent analysis was not “reliable.” The most recent evaluation concluded that the use of chlorpyrifos, a highly neurotoxic insecticide, would be likely to adversely affect ALL of the salmon and steelhead listed on the Endangered Species list, as well as most other endangered and threatened species nationwide. Interestingly, Dow contributed $1 million to Trump’s inauguration.

Chlorpyrifos, sold as Dursban and Lorsban, has also been implicated in numerous human health issues over the years, including lower brain function in children. The EPA recently declined to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food.

Help us push back! Sign this petition to the EPA asking them to protect people and endangered species. We are collecting signatures until May 15, 2017 and then delivering to the EPA.

[1] See completed consultation documents at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/consultation/pesticides.htm

Petition Text:

Don't ignore the findings of federal scientists. Uphold science-based analysis of endangered species in pesticide registration decisions. And don’t ignore people! Ban the use of Chlorpyrifos in food production to protect community health.

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  • signed 2017-05-15 16:44:22 -0700
  • signed 2017-05-15 14:18:11 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-15 12:23:54 -0700
    Sign the petition: Don't allow Trump Donors to Derail Science about Pesticide Impact!
  • signed 2017-05-15 12:23:35 -0700
    My husband and I were poisoned nearly to death, our home and all of our possessions contaminated by this nasty, toxic neurotoxin. We lost everything as a result, home, business, cars, clothing, furnishings and momentoes of a lifetime. Bill now has Parkinsons, dementia and a host of other miserable health conditions as a result this previously daily athlete, successful businessman now spends his days flat on his back in a nursing home. I would like to testify before any governing body as to this chemical’s chemical’ s dire, life changing damages.
  • signed 2017-05-12 10:55:41 -0700
    Don’t ignore the findings of federal scientists. Uphold science-based analysis of endangered species in pesticide registration decisions. And don’t ignore people! Ban the use of Chlorpyrifos in food production to protect community health.
  • signed 2017-05-09 17:43:37 -0700
  • signed 2017-05-07 07:23:01 -0700
  • signed 2017-05-06 22:52:48 -0700
    Evidence based science with peer review demands an end to harmful pesticide application.
  • signed 2017-05-06 04:37:24 -0700
    EPA’s own assessment found that the dietary risk to children one to two years old is 140 times higher than a level considered “safe” under the law. Please protect our children from this unacceptable health risk.
  • signed 2017-05-05 21:11:57 -0700
  • signed 2017-05-05 14:35:55 -0700
  • signed 2017-05-05 12:00:33 -0700
    It is really our moral duty to protect children, the environment and future generations.
  • signed 2017-05-05 11:52:28 -0700
  • signed 2017-05-02 09:32:52 -0700
  • signed 2017-05-01 06:57:53 -0700
  • signed 2017-05-01 05:15:40 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-30 20:32:33 -0700
    Be wise in your decisions. Our children including your children will be negatively impacted by allowing us to ignore the results of reliable scientific investigations on the imprudent uses of insecticides and pesticides. Thank you for listening
  • signed 2017-04-30 13:16:30 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-30 11:32:00 -0700
    Please save our enviroment for future generations. The only peace people feel is when they are out in nature. Save the planet, we only have just this one.

    Sondra Huber
  • signed 2017-04-30 00:35:48 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-29 21:47:27 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-29 21:19:31 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-29 20:40:01 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-29 11:08:16 -0700
    To whom it concerns. Please find a better way for insect control than toxic chemicals. I am super sensitive to ones that are supposedly not harmful. I’ve had pets get sick from ones that are used according to directions.
  • signed 2017-04-28 19:59:23 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-28 18:30:52 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-28 14:51:24 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-28 14:23:21 -0700
    STOP THE POISONS! SAVE THE BEES!!! STOP THE POLLUTERS! SAVE THE WATER!!!
  • signed 2017-04-28 14:08:10 -0700
  • signed 2017-04-28 13:44:01 -0700