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Sponsored by: Earthjustice

Bee populations are plummeting! Yet the Environmental Protection Agency recently sided with Dow AgroSciences to approve a new, highly toxic bee-killing pesticide called sulfoxaflor.

And now the EPA is considering expanding the number of crops this pesticide can be sprayed on to include corn, alfalfa, oats, and several other significant and widely grown crops. Will you help us fight back?

Tell the EPA to deny Dow AgroScience's application to expand the registration of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor now!

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To: Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency

As a citizen concerned about our nation's health and food security, I urge you to deny Dow AgroScience's application to expand the registration of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor so that it can be sprayed on corn, alfalfa, oats, and several significant and widely grown crops.

Honeybees are dying at rates unprecedented in history, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to warn that it is no longer confident in our ability to "meet the pollination demands of U.S. agricultural crops." Rather than expand the number of crops that can be sprayed with highly toxic and systemic insecticides like sulfoxaflor, the EPA must take immediate steps to help bees recover. I join with other members of Earthjustice in calling for you to suspend the use of sulfoxaflor on all crops pending a thorough analysis of the impacts to bees and the many crops that depend on bees for pollination.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Jul 1, 2015 Jess B
Jul 1, 2015 Sabine Rauh
Jun 30, 2015 Martha Beerman Please protect the bees, we need them for our food. They pollinate the crops.
Jun 30, 2015 Amanda DiMaio
Jun 30, 2015 Yvonne Stumpf
Jun 29, 2015 Marcella Russo
Jun 29, 2015 Juliet Textor
Jun 29, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 29, 2015 natacha giacomini
Jun 29, 2015 Mike Howell
Jun 28, 2015 kathi Hubbell
Jun 28, 2015 renae nowicki
Jun 28, 2015 Satoko Takahashi
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Kate Elliott
Jun 28, 2015 Rita Wolff
Jun 28, 2015 Lola Schiefelbein
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) Bees are so vitally important to life on earth, how can we keep using pesticides when they are in danger of becoming extinct? The age of pesticides/ profits over life is finished. Please stop the madness, before it's too late.
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2015 Nanci Ives
Jun 26, 2015 Patrizia Cattaneo
Jun 26, 2015 Matthew Card
Jun 26, 2015 M. Ruth Smith
Jun 26, 2015 Silva kruzic
Jun 26, 2015 debi shaffer
Jun 26, 2015 Valentina Annerino Please do not allow Dow to spray bee killing pesticides on any more crops. With our food supply in danger, this would spell disaster for all of us!
Jun 26, 2015 cammarota Louise
Jun 26, 2015 chris olsgard
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2015 mary schuchard if bees are killed how will we keep crops and other foliage pollinating and growing? please don't let our earth from being distroyed
Jun 26, 2015 Sue Fitzpatrick
Jun 26, 2015 Laura Jardine Please do not allow these toxic chemicals to be used in the United States.
Jun 26, 2015 Annette Matisz
Jun 26, 2015 david belcher
Jun 26, 2015 Timothy Martinez
Jun 26, 2015 R. David Poehner
Jun 26, 2015 cassy baker
Jun 26, 2015 B James
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) How has the message of this gotten lost? People are getting sick of having to remind those in charge to take their hands out of their pockets and do what's right for everyone and everything! Save the bees! Save the planet!
Jun 26, 2015 WAYNE LAVERDURE IF THEY DIE, SO DO WE, THINK ABOUT IT!
Jun 26, 2015 Eric Fuchs
Jun 26, 2015 Stacy Sanders
Jun 26, 2015 Jennifer Norlie If the bees die, we all die.
Jun 26, 2015 Claire Mendenhall
Jun 26, 2015 Nancy Eldred
Jun 26, 2015 yasuo nishiyama
Jun 26, 2015 Ross Richardson
Jun 26, 2015 Anu Sipiläinen
Jun 26, 2015 Andrea Sala
Jun 26, 2015 Christina Vermaesen

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