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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


Jan 24, 2015 Doris Krause If not for the bees, a lot of our foods would not be here!
Jan 24, 2015 Deirdre Fitzsimmons
Jan 24, 2015 Marisa Tassinari
Jan 24, 2015 Sharyn Orcutt
Jan 24, 2015 Jacqui Zink STOP approving toxic cancer causing chemicals that kill our pollinators so giant agribusiness can take over our food chain and profit. EPA must start protecting health & environment! No pollinators, NO FOOD!
Jan 24, 2015 sabine coutreel charron
Jan 24, 2015 Lynne Bonvillian
Jan 24, 2015 flouirac nicole
Jan 24, 2015 Pricila Marques Machado
Jan 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2015 Donna Pacheco
Jan 24, 2015 Rebecca Frape
Jan 24, 2015 Kay Birkinshaw
Jan 24, 2015 Thomas Vandesande Make it stop!
Jan 24, 2015 Brandy Decker
Jan 23, 2015 linda speranza
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 Mary Renner The use of this pesticide (sulfoxaflor) needs to be stopped. I believe in the long term our wellbeing depends on the survival of our bee populations.
Jan 23, 2015 Isabelle Jacques
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 Barbara Millon
Jan 23, 2015 Christina Gardner
Jan 23, 2015 robyn sehy please stop killing our bees
Jan 23, 2015 Jo. Unrau It's not rocket science, just a little common sense. Without bees no food, no humans. Stop killing them. Is that too hard to understand. Sincerely, J. Unrau
Jan 23, 2015 Cheryl Janiszewski
Jan 23, 2015 BEATRICE SILVESTRE
Jan 23, 2015 Francia Avalos Castel
Jan 23, 2015 Elizabeth Obrecht Honey bees are critical to all flowering plants pollination. Please protect them from extinction!
Jan 23, 2015 floyd powell
Jan 23, 2015 Michelle Inere
Jan 23, 2015 Debra Van Way
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 katheryn rogers
Jan 23, 2015 Nancy Strain
Jan 23, 2015 Connie Stills
Jan 23, 2015 Paul Stills
Jan 22, 2015 Susan LeibyPadlo without honey bee's we as a race are doomed
Jan 22, 2015 Lisa K. Crosato
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 Samantha Deenajeet Save our precious Bees.
Jan 22, 2015 Alysia Ortiz
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 Jan Coats
Jan 22, 2015 Patricia Jorge
Jan 22, 2015 frederique dizy
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Shriver
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Collica
Jan 21, 2015 Dave Odom Get with it DOW.
Jan 21, 2015 Mary Ann Gilkey Bees are critical to maintaining a healthy balance in nature with both plants and animals. Haven't we already learned from the past what happens when we mess with Mother Nature?

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