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Help Phase Out Sulfuryl Flouride!

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 05, 2013 03:33 PM

Industry lobbyists have secured a provision in the House Appropriations Bill for 2014 that effectively eliminates the EPA's plan to phase out the dangerous fumigant sulfuryl fluoride. Please urge your representative to strike this language. read more...

Federal Scientists Say EPA Should Look Closer at Pesticides

by Josh Vincent — last modified May 16, 2013 06:12 PM

The National Research Council recently issued a report recommending that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) do more to ensure that pesticides do not harm threatened and endangered fish and wildlife. read more...

Backwash: The New Old Attack on Clean Water

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 26, 2013 03:17 PM

Politicians from both camps are again attempting to eliminate permitting requirements for pesticide applications in or near waterways. read more...

Final Comments on NMFS' 5th Biological Opinion

by Josh Vincent — last modified May 04, 2012 01:54 PM

NCAP's full and final comments on the 5th Biological Opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) examining EPA's registration of pesticides containing Oryzalin, Pendimethalin, and Trifluralin. read more...

A House Divided...

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 21, 2011 01:21 PM
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The House Committee on Natural Resources has sent conflicting messages to the White House and EPA regarding the impacts of pesticides on endangered salmon. read more...

Toxic Strawberries: The Latest on Methyl Iodide

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 06, 2010 02:09 PM

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California is asking the EPA to reconsider its decision to approve methyl iodide for use. read more...

Pesticide Maker Doesn't Like What the EPA Has to Say About Their Product

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jul 19, 2010 01:13 PM
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Syngenta is not happy with the review done by EPA of their product atrazine. Big surprise. Syngenta went so far as to "call the review 'redundant' and say studies that conclude the pesticide is harmful are 'bogus.' The company says the new review is nothing more than 'an unprecedented war on agriculture by anti-pesticide activists.' " read more...

It is Bug Season!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jul 02, 2010 07:07 PM

NRDC just recently published a report about how to keep those pesky summer bugs at bay and featured some of NCAP's useful facts on effective alternatives. A lot of bugs sprays and repellents are full of toxic ingredients that are linked to things such as blisters, rashes, mood changes and insomnia. read more...