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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


May 3, 2015 Karen Crapps
May 3, 2015 Elizabeth Pritchard
May 3, 2015 kathi meyers
May 3, 2015 régine Janin
May 3, 2015 Ms Cody
May 3, 2015 Laura Saillen
May 3, 2015 Emily Sinclair
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 Diana Gillis
May 3, 2015 Faith Shives
May 3, 2015 Regina Behrendt
May 3, 2015 ANA MARIA
May 3, 2015 Joyce Morris
May 3, 2015 Tamar Diana Wilson
May 3, 2015 Sharon Stanchfield Pesticides are killing EVERYTHING.
May 3, 2015 Sheila F. Bolton
May 3, 2015 debbie rounds
May 3, 2015 Nancy Lakey
May 3, 2015 Brittany Kunda
May 3, 2015 Anne Tuffill We need our pollinating bees for many important crops. Honey bees are essential for our survival, so action on pesticides must be taken now.
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Sierra Club has a great article about pesticides and genetically altered corn are killing off bees. And monied interests trying to suppress any information. Very scary.
May 3, 2015 Carmen Golliday
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 monica gruenheid
May 3, 2015 Becky Dealy Stop with the insanity !! We need our bees
May 3, 2015 BERTRAND Graziella
May 3, 2015 Laura Karles Bees are necessary in pollenating our flowers and crops. Please do not expand the use of this pesticide.
May 3, 2015 jocelyne vincent
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) bees are needed to pollinate the crops we eat please care for them
May 3, 2015 Barbara Zekausky No bees no food for humans
May 3, 2015 Mary Embry
May 3, 2015 Sharon Hahn We need bees to pollinate our crops for food. Save these bees!
May 3, 2015 Mary Ellen Long
May 3, 2015 ChiemiLynn Haman
May 3, 2015 Yasmin Cokelekoglu
May 3, 2015 Holly Shelton
May 3, 2015 Antonio Caracciolo
May 3, 2015 didier dijoux
May 3, 2015 Sheila Groh There are natural alternatives. Pesticides should be banned.
May 3, 2015 Caroline de Ville de Goyet
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 Emma Shannon
May 3, 2015 Joanna Jessup
May 3, 2015 joanne LOWERY This is ridiculous, disgraceful and abusive to the bees and humans. Is this about money again? Everyone is sick of and from pesticides, ban these. Why is this even an issue, Why keep and produce harmful pesticides. Who in Power does not get it? Fire them.
May 3, 2015 NADINE SPANIER
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 Katrina-Bridget Blair
May 2, 2015 Michelle Tuckerman
May 2, 2015 Lauren Cohen
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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