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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  • vicki jorgenson
    signed 2021-05-27 10:07:51 -0700
  • Phyllis Chavez
    signed 2021-05-27 10:04:13 -0700
  • Gwen Vilches
    signed 2021-05-27 10:03:53 -0700
    It has been proven that there is NO SAFE LEVEL of this toxic chemical. It must be banned immediately. If the EPA cares about the health of the people and the planet, then it is your duty to ban this once and for all. Do what is right.
  • Linda Reymers
    signed 2021-05-27 10:01:49 -0700
  • Russ Axelrod
    signed 2021-05-27 09:56:03 -0700
  • Susan Brown
    signed 2021-05-27 09:48:29 -0700
  • Thomas Stibolt
    signed 2021-05-27 09:45:21 -0700
  • Kimberly Kauffman
    signed 2021-05-27 09:44:46 -0700
    Habitat is everything! We must stop the assault on our fragile ecosystems and all the creatures whose lives we depend on. Massive agricultural practices have not stopped world hunger. Poisoning plants and insects is OUT of Balance.
  • Robert Mowery
    signed 2021-05-27 09:38:35 -0700
  • Rita Gnap
    signed 2021-05-27 09:38:05 -0700
  • Aurelie Ward
    signed 2021-05-27 09:34:25 -0700
  • Robert Denk
    signed 2021-05-27 09:33:16 -0700
    I am a bee keeper and live in a rural setting where many of the locals still use this pesticide. Loosing colonies to poisoning is not good. we have a seriously declining population of pollinators and this is killing way too many of them.
  • Patricia Lee Witter
    signed 2021-05-27 09:31:26 -0700
  • Patricia Spicer
    signed 2021-05-27 09:27:03 -0700
    We have been asking the EPA for action on these pesticides for too long already. Please act on behalf of environmental and human health

    immediately.
  • Sam Star
    signed 2021-05-27 09:25:58 -0700
  • katie farrell
    signed 2021-05-27 09:22:44 -0700
  • Sigh O'Nara
    signed 2021-05-27 09:20:56 -0700
  • Ken Schefter
    signed 2021-05-27 09:20:49 -0700
  • Sandi Keist
    signed 2021-05-27 09:19:46 -0700
  • Calli Madrone
    signed 2021-05-27 09:18:48 -0700
  • Donna Payne
    signed 2021-05-27 09:15:46 -0700
    Please, once and for ALL seize the opportunity to put an end to this toxic

    Life destroying substance forever!

    Thank you!
  • Patricia Sharp
    signed 2021-05-27 09:14:48 -0700
    WAKE UP!!!
  • Judith Jindrich
    signed 2021-05-27 09:13:43 -0700
  • svevo brooks
    signed 2021-05-27 09:07:25 -0700
  • Jj L.
    signed 2021-05-27 09:05:45 -0700
    Our pollinators are dying in droves. We are dying of cancer in droves. We are sick and miscarriaging our babies, killing our waterways and our fish and marine life. When, when WHEN will this end??
  • fritzi cohen
    signed 2021-05-27 09:05:07 -0700
  • Bryce Hansen
    signed 2021-05-27 09:04:27 -0700
  • Julia Larsen
    signed 2021-05-27 09:01:12 -0700
  • Stacy Kraker
    signed 2021-05-27 08:59:43 -0700
  • Gloria Schwartz
    signed 2021-05-27 08:57:54 -0700