Tell EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos

Thank you for your interest, but this petition has closed. 194 signatures were collected and sent to the EPA!

Help Us Ensure Chlorpyrifos is Banned!

Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous insecticide, widely used on a variety of crops, including strawberries, apples, wheat, and Christmas trees. Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxin – damaging the brains and nervous systems of those who are exposed. Farm workers, rural communities, children, pregnant mothers and endangered wildlife are especially at risk when coming in contact with this chemical. 

NCAP has been working to end chlorpyrifos use for almost 15 years! We sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement restrictions to protect endangered salmon species and helped allies ban chlorpyrifos in Oregon. Now, a federal court has ordered EPA to stop ignoring the hazards and ban all food uses or provide evidence that it’s safe. The science clearly shows that there is no safe level for chlorpyrifos, with even small residues on foods harming children.

At the advice of their own scientists, EPA almost banned chlorpyrifos several years ago. But the Trump administration put industry profit before community and environmental health and refused to take action. We have an opportunity today to protect children, farm workers, and endangered salmon and ban all food uses of chlorpyrifos! NCAP will send a petition to the EPA with your comments included.

Petition Text:

I urge the Environmental Protection Agency to follow through with the 9th Circuit’s order and ban chlorpyrifos now. EPA should have taken action to ban all food uses of chlorpyrifos a long time ago and people and wildlife have been harmed by it during the last decade of inaction from the government. 

While states like Oregon, California, Hawaii, and New York have stepped in to end use of chlorpyrifos, they cannot prevent residues of chlorpyrifos on the foods that cross into their states or prevent chlorpyrifos from entering their waterways. Only EPA can do that.

Exposing children, farm workers, agricultural communities and endangered salmon to this toxic chemical must end today. I urge you to follow your founding principles and ban chlorpyrifos to protect community and environmental health.

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  • Todd Quackenbush
    signed 2021-06-12 13:38:26 -0700
  • Glenna Dowling
    signed 2021-06-08 21:15:55 -0700
  • Marguerite Corey
    signed 2021-06-07 21:52:13 -0700
  • Elaine Kuehn
    signed 2021-06-07 08:32:10 -0700
  • Donna Jean Sharp
    signed 2021-06-06 08:52:12 -0700
  • Stacie Hall
    signed 2021-06-05 19:28:46 -0700
  • Doug Campbell
    signed 2021-06-05 16:12:02 -0700
    We need to reduce the toxic chemicals in our environment and bodies that provide no long term benefits but only long term harm!
  • Dannee Damerell
    signed 2021-06-05 14:48:43 -0700
  • William Foster
    signed 2021-06-05 08:40:02 -0700
  • Ellen Glaccum
    signed 2021-06-05 07:10:36 -0700
  • Tina Behla
    signed 2021-06-05 00:57:41 -0700
  • Charles Langford
    signed 2021-06-04 21:24:51 -0700
  • Mieko Aoki
    signed 2021-06-04 18:47:41 -0700
  • Sandra Joos
    signed 2021-06-04 17:11:45 -0700
  • Curtis Eivers
    signed 2021-06-04 16:51:51 -0700
  • Susan Delles
    signed 2021-06-04 15:04:01 -0700
    We must get rid of this toxic chemical
  • kathy ging
    signed 2021-06-04 13:17:53 -0700
  • Thomas Comfort
    signed 2021-06-04 11:52:16 -0700
    Come on! Do we really, in light of all the threats to our environment, think that adding more toxins to the mix is going to benefit anyone?
  • Megan Light
    signed 2021-06-04 11:22:51 -0700
  • Eric Ross
    signed 2021-06-04 11:14:06 -0700
  • Cynthia Irvine
    signed 2021-06-04 11:04:22 -0700
  • sylvia strand
    signed 2021-06-04 10:27:21 -0700
  • Karen Watson
    signed 2021-06-04 10:15:06 -0700
  • Diane McWhorter
    signed 2021-06-04 09:50:45 -0700
  • Joan Bradley
    signed 2021-06-04 09:50:15 -0700
  • Fran Recht
    signed 2021-06-04 09:44:29 -0700
  • Carolee Colter
    signed 2021-06-03 09:23:40 -0700
  • Heather Spalding
    signed 2021-06-02 07:38:44 -0700
  • Michael Curtice
    signed 2021-06-02 05:07:50 -0700
    BigAg’s chemical usage is slowly killing the Planet. What a legacy to leave behind…
  • Penny McArdle
    signed 2021-05-31 14:40:54 -0700