Manataka American Indian Council
SAVE OUR BEES NOW!
multinational chemical companies, Dow Chemical and
Syngenta, have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to
allow them to ramp up the use of two pesticides that could
have deadly consequences for bees.
The EPA is inviting the public
to comment on this disastrous plan until May 27 -- which
means we must mobilize immediately to stop the chemical
giants in their tracks!
Tell EPA to stand up for bees
and protect them from the dangers of these two toxic
Honeybees, native bees and other
pollinators are vital to maintaining our food supply. Fruits
and vegetables like apples, blueberries, strawberries,
carrots and broccoli as well as almonds and coffee all rely
on pollination from bees.
But bee populations have plunged in recent years, and one big reason is the skyrocketing use of a new class of dangerous pesticides called neonicotinoids. The two pesticides in question -- thiamethoxam and sulfoxaflor -- are part of this group.
EPA has already said that both pesticides are “highly toxic” to bees.
But instead of blocking their expanded use, EPA is poised to rubberstamp the corporate requests without fully evaluating the harm these pesticides will do to bees. That's a plan only a chemical giant could love! Meanwhile bees will keep dying in alarming numbers.
Please take action now and help halt this outrageous proposal before it goes any further. The EPA isn't likely to change course unless it feels massive pressure from hundreds of thousands of us who care deeply about the fate of America's bees.
Please do your part by sending an urgent message right now on behalf of America's bees. Their lives are depending on it.
Thank you for standing with me, NRDC and Manataka for the sake of bee survival.
Sincerely, Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
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