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.

195 signatures

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  • Anne Bronson
    signed 2021-05-27 20:07:01 -0700
  • Lyn Thomas
    signed 2021-05-27 19:40:11 -0700
    A friend’s large peach orchard was killed by roundup. Also, my personal fruit trees were killed by it before I learned to not use it.

    There’s got to be a special place in hell for the greedy monsters who manufacture this toxic mess!
  • Edward Rehanek
    signed 2021-05-27 19:36:41 -0700
    Californians for Pesticide Reform and over 100 local citizens groups managed to convince Gov. Newsom to ban chlorpyrifos. Now it’s time for EPA to honor it’s November, 2016 intention to ban this brain-harming organophosphate.
  • Sheryl Gardner
    signed 2021-05-27 18:49:01 -0700
  • Patti Randles
    signed 2021-05-27 18:41:44 -0700
    I’m totally organic. We don’t need dangerous chemicals in our environment.
  • Norma Grier
    signed 2021-05-27 18:27:39 -0700
  • Eve Heidtmann
    signed 2021-05-27 17:50:45 -0700
  • Kathie Hopkins
    signed via 2021-05-27 17:20:53 -0700
  • Gordon Fradenburgh
    signed 2021-05-27 17:18:34 -0700
  • Jodie Kelley
    signed 2021-05-27 17:12:43 -0700
  • Patricia Brannan
    signed 2021-05-27 17:11:20 -0700
  • Jim Plunkett
    signed 2021-05-27 17:01:23 -0700
  • Steven Salman
    signed 2021-05-27 16:56:24 -0700
    Poisons like chlorpyrifos are not necessary to grow food crops.
  • Barb Green
    signed 2021-05-27 16:42:49 -0700
    This is a no brainer!
  • Jodi Meekins
    signed 2021-05-27 16:05:13 -0700
    This is WAY overdue!
  • Eric Dil
    signed 2021-05-27 15:52:07 -0700
  • Kristyn MacPhail
    signed 2021-05-27 15:22:15 -0700
  • Liberty Goodwin
    signed 2021-05-27 15:14:52 -0700
    There is no excuse for exposing people to these toxic substances. There are plenty of better ways to deal with gardening & agriculture than poisons that put us at risk.
  • Osiris Rodriguez
    signed 2021-05-27 15:04:54 -0700
  • Barbara Valdez
    signed 2021-05-27 14:51:49 -0700
  • Karen Perrin
    signed 2021-05-27 14:49:56 -0700
  • Linda Swanson-Davies
    signed 2021-05-27 14:43:36 -0700
  • Brenda Pace
    signed via 2021-05-27 14:37:48 -0700
  • Letitia Noel
    signed 2021-05-27 14:31:39 -0700
  • Isa Martinez
    signed 2021-05-27 14:26:28 -0700
  • Mary Addams
    signed 2021-05-27 14:26:05 -0700
    Stop killing our pollinators and harming our kids with these poisons!
  • Susan Deemer
    signed 2021-05-27 14:24:51 -0700
  • Ray Hearne
    signed 2021-05-27 14:13:11 -0700
    Chlorpyrifos kills indiscriminately!
  • Edward Winter
    signed 2021-05-27 14:13:00 -0700
  • Lisa Brice
    signed 2021-05-27 13:33:46 -0700