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On 6/20/2014, President Obama initiated a nationwide "Pollinator Health Task Force" that is dedicated to combating the severe losses sustained by honey bees and other major pollinators. In a Presidential Memorandum released by the Office of the Press Secretary, the President calls on the EPA to reassess the use of dangerous pesticides with a focus on their affect on pollinators. Tell the EPA to take this presidential mandate seriously and ban the use of deadly pesticides!
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It's long been known that Earth's honey bee population is decreasing at an alarming rate. The fact is, much of our natural ecosystem depends on the processes involved with bee pollination, and if this pollination cannot happen, many of our crops — from broccoli to strawberries — will be in grave peril.

In fact, honey bee deaths are reaching a critical point, whereby it may not be possible to reverse the damage. The good news is that much of the population decline can be attributed to reversible human actions, including the use of neonicotinoids, insecticides chemically related to nicotine that cause honeybees, bumblebees, and beneficial ladybugs to literally drop dead.

We can afford insects eating our plant life; but we simply cannot afford a decimation of the honey bee. Write to the EPA asking that these immensely harmful pesticides are outlawed.

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Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

If we don't act now to save Earth's honey bee population, we could reach a critical point of no return. You see, the planet's honey bees have been in steady decline for several years now — climate change, parasites, habitat loss are all contributors. Some of these issues are going to be difficult to tackle, but there's one catalyst that humans can act on right now.

Bees are dying in large numbers as a result of the use of certain neonicotinoids to treat our crops over the past decade. Previously thought to be non-toxic to these precious pollinators, more recent peer-reviewed studies have linked the proliferation of neonicotinoids to a decrease in queen production and an increase in "disappeared" bees, the ones that never return to the hive from their foraging trips.

While insect pests are detrimental to our crops, the loss of our honey bees would be catastrophic. We can handle some less-than-ideal produce. But we can't handle a total decimation of our food supply as a result of lack of bee pollination.

You have the power to save our nation's food supply. Don't let this opportunity slip away: outlaw the use of the neonicotinoids killing our honey bees.

Petition Signatures

Mar 18, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 18, 2018 Belinda Marrinan
Mar 18, 2018 dana newsom
Mar 18, 2018 Jacob Richards Bees have a right to live also its time to stop using harmful chemicals that damage people bodys and insects and bees!
Mar 18, 2018 Angela Tafoya
Mar 17, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 13, 2018 melanie broussard
Mar 13, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Mar 13, 2018 Ann Benoit
Mar 13, 2018 Debra Foster
Mar 13, 2018 Jodi Kozelenko
Mar 13, 2018 Beate Auburn
Mar 13, 2018 Whitney Hendrix
Mar 11, 2018 Edeltraut Renk
Mar 10, 2018 Albert Chou
Mar 9, 2018 Daniel Kaula
Mar 9, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 9, 2018 Sam Mcfadzean
Mar 7, 2018 Shelby Heimbach
Mar 7, 2018 Jean McEvoy
Mar 5, 2018 kathleen conroy
Mar 4, 2018 Christine Evans Please outlaw these harmful pesticides. We certainly do not need them as much as we need honeybees.
Mar 2, 2018 nancy martin
Mar 2, 2018 Arden Green
Mar 1, 2018 Maria Fornataro
Mar 1, 2018 Jessie Vosti Without honey bees, we have no fruit, vegetables or does Mr Pruitt have a plan to pollinate by hand???
Mar 1, 2018 Jackie Doying Without bees to pollinate, our crops and plant life cease to exist!
Mar 1, 2018 Megan McElwee
Mar 1, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Mar 1, 2018 Amber Greenwood
Mar 1, 2018 julie Alicea
Feb 28, 2018 annah jetha
Feb 27, 2018 Walter Johnson
Feb 24, 2018 Inês Correia
Feb 24, 2018 Louise Simone
Feb 22, 2018 jana pretorius
Feb 21, 2018 Pixie indigo moon Findlay Moore
Feb 21, 2018 patricia gregory
Feb 21, 2018 Ms. Carla Compton
Feb 21, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 21, 2018 Shannon Leitner
Feb 21, 2018 Sibrina Russell
Feb 20, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 18, 2018 Lucila Solis
Feb 17, 2018 Cara Schmidt
Feb 14, 2018 aya oda
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2018 Elaine Fisher

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