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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  • Denise Beasley
    signed 2021-05-27 13:26:08 -0700
  • Erica Hammill
    signed 2021-05-27 13:11:31 -0700
  • Karen Amen
    signed 2021-05-27 13:02:50 -0700
    Stop poisoning this Earth before it’s too late!
  • Kamala Platt
    signed 2021-05-27 12:47:24 -0700
  • Robert Nufer
    signed 2021-05-27 12:44:21 -0700
    Continuing to allow the use of insecticides and other chemicals that have known serious and negative side effects casts doubt towards the integrity of the EPA. People should be able to eat without worrying that they’re giving their children brain damage. The saying goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but with the continued allowance of chlorpyrifos, an apple a day could very well send someone to the doctor instead. Please outlaw chlorpyrifos.
  • Ken Kipen
    signed 2021-05-27 12:43:37 -0700
  • Pam Doran
    signed 2021-05-27 12:42:35 -0700
    Save the pollinators, save the migrant worker that picks our veggies ad fruit. Down with Bayer and Monsanto.
  • Paul Glover
    signed 2021-05-27 12:36:08 -0700
    It is far past time this chemical should have been banned. Please take action to do it now!!
  • Teresa Beutel
    signed 2021-05-27 12:23:26 -0700
  • Sandra Swarbrick
    signed 2021-05-27 11:59:59 -0700
  • Sheila Klest
    signed 2021-05-27 11:55:24 -0700
  • Susan Mates
    signed 2021-05-27 11:55:02 -0700
  • B. Greene
    signed 2021-05-27 11:54:42 -0700
  • Upgeya Pew
    signed 2021-05-27 11:45:31 -0700
  • David Edwards
    signed 2021-05-27 11:44:26 -0700
    This expresses my feelings exactly!
  • Rachel Jordan
    signed 2021-05-27 11:43:55 -0700
  • Don Jacobson
    signed 2021-05-27 11:35:14 -0700
  • Tina Butler
    signed 2021-05-27 11:32:49 -0700
  • Ida Keir
    signed 2021-05-27 11:05:56 -0700
  • Debra McGuire
    signed 2021-05-27 11:05:03 -0700
  • Patrick Marooney
    signed 2021-05-27 10:56:20 -0700
  • Cheryl Lewis
    signed 2021-05-27 10:33:23 -0700
  • Chieh-Ru Chu
    signed 2021-05-27 10:30:37 -0700
  • Bob Foster
    signed via 2021-05-27 10:27:02 -0700
  • Charles Nafziger
    signed 2021-05-27 10:21:12 -0700
  • Christopher Endler
    signed 2021-05-27 10:16:39 -0700
  • Roger Harris
    signed 2021-05-27 10:16:38 -0700
    This act would be a no-brainer, but maybe that’s the whole point. The American public/consumers don’t want Chlorpyrifos in their environment in any amount, so make it illegal asap. Thanks for listening. After all, that is one of the reasons taxpayers fund your salaries.
  • Alan Eliason
    signed 2021-05-27 10:16:06 -0700
    It is past time to ban this insecticide!
  • Margot Fetz
    signed 2021-05-27 10:12:27 -0700
  • Susan Rankin
    signed 2021-05-27 10:10:10 -0700
    Chlorpyrifos do not belong in the environment, period. It is way past time for our country to follow the example of more forward thinking countries and ban the use of them. People, health, wildlife before profit, please.