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ACTION/PETITION: Pesticides in Our Waterways
2 years ago
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Congress Threatens to Prevent Regulation of Pesticides in Our Waterways

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/933/672/543/

  • More than 1,000 U.S. waterways are known to be impaired by pesticide pollution -- and many more may be polluted. In a nationwide survey, the U.S. Geological Survey found pesticides (or their byproducts) in every stream it sampled.

    Pesticides discharged into our waterways can kill or cause severe reproductive and developmental harm and cancer in fish and amphibians. The toxins also potentially accumulate in people who eat fish or drink contaminated water.

    Yet there's a bill in the Senate right now that would prevent the protection of our waterways under the Clean Water Act from pesticide discharges.

    The petrochemical industry and Big Agribusiness are pushing Congress to undermine the Clean Water Act by exempting pesticide applications from water-quality monitoring and permits. We must fight back.

    Tell your members of Congress to oppose all efforts to prevent the EPA from protecting our waterways from pesticide pollution.
2 years ago

Signed 10/18..thanks

petition to Congress
2 years ago

Rachel Carson wrote 'The Silent Spring' in the 60's warning about the death of birds and wildlife and fish due to herbicides and pesticides...now 50 years later, the government still doesn't listen.

Waterways,,etc, rivers etc,
2 years ago

Here in New Zealand the Goverment is finally helping clean up our waterways and be it but a slow process it is starting to make a change in many area's around NZ.
Keep up the fight, Crikey do you want the children of the children drinkig dirt, because their forfather's did not bother to do something positive.
AH Ah Not for me...signed and sealed
Peter S

2 years ago

Signed thank you!

Thanks for signing!
2 years ago

Carol - Silent Spring is a classic game changer in the environmental field...it is so cool when ideas through books change the world.

 

Peter - Glad to hear New Zealand's gov't is waking up!

 

Emily and Ellen - As always thank you for signing and participating in Watersheds!

alas
2 years ago

the virgin islands have no power in congressional matters.Being an island nation american however ;topic=9514 water purity is of utmost importance.

2 years ago

Thanks Lisa, but the thanks rightfully go to you for keeping us all up to date on whats happening! 1love

Another ACTION for Congress Threatens to Prevent Regulation of Pesticides in Our Waterways
2 years ago
Fossil Creek
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More than 1,000 U.S. waterways are known to be impaired by pesticide pollution -- and many more may be polluted. In a nationwide survey, the U.S. Geological Survey found pesticides (or their byproducts) in every stream it sampled.

Pesticides discharged into our waterways can kill or cause severe reproductive and developmental harm and cancer in fish and amphibians. The toxins can also move up the food chain, potentially accumulating in people who eat fish, and can contaminate our drinking-water supplies.

Yet there’s a bill in the Senate right now that would prevent the protection of our waterways under the Clean Water Act from pesticide discharges.

The petrochemical industry and large-scale agribusiness are pushing Congress to undermine the Clean Water Act by exempting pesticide applications from the protections and safeguards of water-quality monitoring and permits. Your U.S. senators need to hear from you now that our waterways must be protected from pesticide discharges.

Please take action below to urge your senators to oppose all efforts to prevent the EPA from protecting our waterways from pesticide pollution.

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/o/2167/t/5243/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8392



This post was modified from its original form on 22 Oct, 18:24
Protect Our Wildlife and Waterways From Pesticides
2 years ago

 

Pesticides
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Pesticide contamination is widespread in our waterways and water supply. Toxic pesticides cause significant, unnecessary threats to wildlife and human health every day in the United States.

Right now, industry lobbyists are trying to persuade Congress to gut the Clean Water Act to allow unregulated pesticide applications in our water. At the same time, the Environmental Protection Agency is poised to approve the broad-scale application of pesticides into wetlands and waterways.

The Center for Biological Diversity is working hard to stop this toxic assault on our wildlife and waterways, but we need your help to tell Congress and the EPA to keep pesticides out of our water.

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/o/2167/t/5243/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7601



This post was modified from its original form on 22 Oct, 18:24
2 years ago

Signed. Good petition.

2 years ago

Gladly signed the petition.

This is a very good petition.

Thanks for posting.

Have a good night all.

2 years ago

It says the petition is not available to people in my area.

Help Retire a Persistent Poison
2 years ago
Reposted because I forgot to include the link!  If you have not you can still sign the action.  Thank you!  Here is the link:
California red-legged frog
 


We now have a chance to end use of the toxic pesticide atrazine -- for good.

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering whether to ban this widely used weed-killer, which is linked to significant human and wildlife health concerns, including birth defects, fertility problems and certain cancers.

Atrazine has been banned in the European Union since 2004, but 80 million pounds are applied in the United States each year. This dangerous chemical is one of the most widespread contaminants of groundwater, surface water and drinking water nationwide. An abundance of scientific literature on the harmful effects of atrazine has been published by agency and university scientists across the country, including compelling evidence that atrazine chemically castrates male frogs at concentrations 30 times lower than the EPA claims are "safe."

The EPA is accepting public comments for one month. More than 60,000 supporters of the Center and other advocacy groups and 40 prominent scientists have already weighed in supporting a ban. Send your comments to the EPA today.

Cross posted from FrogsRus - a good group!

 

2 years ago

Petition signed with pleasure.

 

Safety and peace for all worldwide.

 

Could not take action or send messages because of state and Code.

 

Note:

I posted my share few minutes ago and after clicking post reply it did not appear. .. did not appear here

Signed. Thanks.
2 years ago

The techniques of the Occupy Wall Street movement have a great deal of applicability to any situation. Perhaps we need to Occupy Simplot, Occupy Monsanto, Occupy the EPA, and Occupy whomever else is stealing our children's future.

2 years ago

signed, thanks

ACTION ALERT: Put An End To the Use Of Neurotoxic Pesticides! PLEASE SIGN !
2 years ago
ACTION ALERT: Put An End To the Use Of Neurotoxic Pesticides! PLEASE SIGN !

As of 2007, over 33 million pounds of organophosphate pesticides were used in the United States, with 3.5 million pounds alone used annually in California. Organophosphates are not only the most commonly used pesticides and replacements for DDT,

they are also neurotoxic chemicals that are more commonly known for their use as nerve gas in World War II. Despite numerous studies from around the country and EPA bans on a majority of pesticides, organophosphates are still allowed to be used to unregulated amounts by any form of agricultural or various other commercial businesses.

 

Protect the Clean Water Act, Protect Our Water From Pesticides ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
2 years ago
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Protect the Clean Water Act, Protect Our Water From Pesticides ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

 - forcechange.com
A bill passed by Congress in March of last year known as the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act would reduce the scope of the Clean Water Act so that pesticides released into public waterways would no longer be subject to important safety regulations.
2 years ago

Signed the above thank you

Anonymous
Protect clean water act
2 years ago

signed Nov 25th..thanks Lisa

Ban Pesticides Killing Honey Bees
2 years ago

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/ban-pesticides-killing-honey-bees/

 

 

A pesticide approved by the Environmental Protection Agency is contributing to Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

 

READ MORE-

Bayer Pesticide Chemicals Linked to Devastating Collapse of Honeybee Populations  http://www.manataka.org/page1397.html


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified clothianidin as "highly toxic" to honeybees. Clothianidin is marketed as "Poncho" by Bayer Crop Science. The chemical was approved for U.S. use in 2003 and German use in 2004.


German government researchers have concluded that a bestselling Bayer pesticide is responsible for the recent massive die-off of honeybees across the country. In response, the government has banned an entire family of pesticides, fueling accusations that pesticides may be responsible for the current worldwide epidemic of honeybee die-offs.

Two million honeybee colonies have been lost in the United States in recent years, with massive dieoffs also reported across Europe and in Taiwan, where 10 million bees recently disappeared over the course of only two weeks.


Around the world, honeybee stocks are in decline, which scientists have warned could have devastating impacts on global food supplies. A total of 80 percent of world food crops are primarily or exclusively pollinated by honeybees, amounting to 130 crops and $15 billion worth of food each year in the United States alone.



This post was modified from its original form on 11 Dec, 18:37
signed
2 years ago

along with about another ten of their petitions...

Sign The Petition To Get Atrazine Banned!*
2 years ago

Please sign our petition to get the harmful herbicide Atrazine banned! Atrazine is one of the world's most common pesticides: over 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. This harmful pesticide turns male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. Atrazine causes cancer in laboratory mammals and developmental problems in fish. Atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in rainwater, groundwater and tapwater in the USA. Atrazine spray gets lifted into the clouds, travels hundreds of miles and then falls down from the sky in rainwater: half a million pounds of it each year.

*This is focused on frogs, but Atrazine also affects humans and pollutes waterways for all species.  Also posted on Frogs and Toad actions



This post was modified from its original form on 30 Dec, 22:12
NRDC action
2 years ago

Tell the EPA to protect kids from toxic pesticides in pet flea collars

Tell the EPA to protect kids from toxic pesticides in pet flea collars

Although we have safer options for controlling fleas on our pets, the EPA still allows dangerous pesticides, such as propoxur, to be used in flea collars. Tell the EPA to ban these toxic chemicals in pet products.

Pull Bayer's bee-killing pesticide.
2 years ago
 Urge EPA to stop use of bee-killing pesticide

On December 8, PAN joined Beyond Pesticides and beekeepers from around the country in breaking a story that is coming to be known as “Wik-Bee Leaks” or the “Clothianidin Controversy.” As media are reporting, bees are dying off while EPA turns a blind eye.

 

 

People are outraged and have been asking us what they can do.

Urging EPA to pull a bee-killing pesticide that Germany, Italy and France have already banned or restricted is an important first step. The Agency will need unprecedented public pressure to make use of its emergency powers. And you can bet Bayer will battle to keep this blockbuster product on the market. But we have to pick this fight. Here's why:

 

  • U.S. bee populations are still declining and scientists believe pesticides are a critical piece of the puzzle. Clothianidin’s family of pesticides (neonicotinoids, including imidacloprid) are an especially suspect culprit.
  • Clothianidin is on the U.S. market on the basis of unsound science and deeply flawed EPA decision-making. Like most pesticides registered in the last 15 years, it was rushed to market prior to safety testing with a “conditional registration.”
  • Beekeepers can’t take another season of losses. Beekeepers tell us that like their hives, their industry is on the verge of collapse. With 1/3 of food reliant on bees for pollination, the collapse of commercial beekeeping would devastate U.S. farmers as well.


This post was modified from its original form on 17 Jan, 18:58
ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to Protect Kids, Stop Dangerous Pyrethroids
2 years ago
ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to Protect Kids, Stop Dangerous Pyrethroids


Reynard
- 6 hours ago - action.panna.org
Synthetic pyrethroids -- which mimic the natural pyrethrum extracted from chrysanthemums -- have been linked to developmental delays, endocrine disruption and immune system supression. And they're especially harmful to kids. Sign the PANNA petition.
Deadline 2/21
2 years ago

Since 2006, U.S. honey bee populations have been in precipitous decline, with some estimates suggesting losses as high as 30% per year. While that's terrible, the problem is far greater than just the loss of a species. Without bees, our food supply is in serious danger. Pollination by honey bees is key in cultivating the crops that produce a full one-third of our food.

A leaked memo suggests the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ignored the science linking the pesticide clothianidin to the bee die-off.

Now the EPA is considering whether to renew approval of clothianidin. Submit a comment asking EPA to reject this dangers chemical that is killing honey bees - hurry, the comment period closes on Tuesday:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/epa_bees/?r_by=35258-2762290-P79r7zx&rc=paste1

 

Bees
2 years ago

signed

All can comment on docket and US only on petition
2 years ago
Deadline Extended: Tell EPA to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticide by 2/28

Outside the US - you can put your name if you want too and add foreign under gov't type.  but I don't think you have to enter anything just your comment.

US residents:  Before you sign it is optional to add your representive click here to find them http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

ALL may add a comment and tell the EPA directly what you think:    Submit comments directly to EPA’s docket

Add your own thoughts and also you can cut and paste the following:

 

 

 

 

 EPA is currently reviewing the bee-killing pesticide clothianidin. Tell EPA that because this pesticide is toxic to honey bees and wild pollinators, and has not been properly evaluated in field studies as required, it should be banned.  

-- Clothianidin is Toxic to Honey Bees. Like other neonicotinoids, it is an insecticide that is highly toxic to a range of insects, including honey bees and other pollinators. It is particularly dangerous because, in addition to be acutely toxic in high doses, it also results in serious, sub-lethal effects.

-- Clothianidin’s Registration Is Unlawful. Clothianidin was initially registered by EPA in 2003 on the condition that the registrant, Bayer, completes and submits a field study demonstrating the chemical’s effects on pollinators. EPA deemed Bayer's study insufficient and should have cancelled its registration.

-- EPA Is Behind In Its Understanding of Pollinator Effects. Despite allowing the chemical to be used on thousands of acres of farmland over the past nine years, there is a still a great deal EPA does not know about how bees are exposed to clothiandin and the consequences of exposure actually are for bee health.

2nd Action:  US residents only:  take action

ALL can sign - force for change
2 years ago
Stop use of Destructive Herbicides in Baseline Lake
Stop use of Destructive Herbicides in Baseline Lake

 

Residents of Baseline Lake in Allegan County are being threatened by something far worse than plant overgrowth. Those living in the surrounding community are showing a significant rise in cancer and auto-immune disorders since toxic chemical herbicides started being used to control plant growth in the lake. The use of these chemicals must stop for the health of residents as well as local plant and animal life.

http://forcechange.com/15384/stop-use-of-destructive-herbicides-in-baseline-lake/
2 years ago

Thank you Lisa,  You can't not send a Star to Lisa....yadadadad --Here's a Special Star!  xx Mm  Done!

Change.org
2 years ago
Deputy Director, Office of Pesticide Programs: Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides to Save Our Bee Populations ! SIGN ! !  - Help the bees and remember all pesticides flow into waterways affect all plants and animals!


Cher
- 17 hours ago - change.org
New evidence has emerged that neonicotinoid pesticides are killing honey bees populations. What is called "colony collapse disorder" has hit bee keepers all over the world including half of the US last spring.

Powerful pesticide lobbying groups are pressing the EPA not to ban these chemicals in the U.S., although they are now banned in Europe to help save their bee populations there.

Wild Earth Guardians - US only
2 years ago

Don't Let the Forest Service Poison 24,000 Acres in NM ! PLEASE SIGN ! !



Cher
- 9 hours ago - secure3.convio.net

Please send your email today to the District Rangers of Canjilon, El Rito and Carson National Forest asking them to take non-toxic measures to control the spread of sagebrush and make the restoration of healthy ecosystems a priority.

According to Cornell University, Tebuthiuron has all the characteristics of a material with a high potential for groundwater contamination. It is highly soluble in water and is highly persistent in soils. The EPA considers Tebuthiuron to be one of a group of pesticide compounds that have the greatest potential for leaching into, and contaminating, groundwater.

 

2 years ago


Cher
- 6 hours ago - secure.nrdconline.org
Unless we act quickly, a dangerous weed killer linked to cancer and birth defects could become much more widely used in U.S. agriculture. We can prevent the rampant overuse of 2,4-D by asking Department of Agriculture officials to reject a profit-minded
pesticides
2 years ago

signed, FB and tweeted

Haven't we learned this lesson yet?...Rachel Carson wrote "Silent Spring" in the 60's warning about the use of toxic pesticides...and it came true, we supposedly heeded her advice...and now we have to learn the lesson again! How ironic!

Carol
2 years ago

It is also so sad that the gov't knows that these chemicals are toxic, but allow political influence trumps science.

pesticides
2 years ago

Lisa, I don't believe they care and are under the impression that these chemicals won't affect them...what goes around comes around. There won't be a place on earth where they will be able to escape their decisions that affect the world.

Ban the Pesticide Clothianidin

 

Tell the EPA: Stop stalling. Save the Bees!

Last month, for the second time, the EPA refused to intervene to stop the use of the pesticide clothianidin, which scientists believe is at least partially to blame for the alarming rise in bee colony collapse -- the sudden bee die-off which has claimed about 30% of the U.S. honey bee population each year since 2006.

 

https://act.credoaction.com/campaign/epa_bees_stalling/index.html?r=6939193

 

Clothianidin can flow into our waters, move plant to plant, found in honey - it should be studied to find the long term affects on bees and humans. ~ Lisa

Chemical Saftey Act
Take Action! Actress Jessica Alba has joined the call for reform of our country’s toxic laws. The Safe Chemicals Act would increase the safety of chemicals used in consumer products and increase public access to health and safety information. Will you join Jessica in showing Congress that Americans care about this issue?
3 Important NO to Pesticides petitions

1.  EPA, Stop Stalling and Protect Bees ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Cher
- 10 hours ago - all-creatures.org

Between now and September 25th we have an opportunity to respond to EPA's recent decision that pollinator declines don't present an imminent
2.  Protect Oregon's Wildlife and Waters From Pesticides

Tamara
- 6 hours ago - action.biologicaldiversity.org
This is a petition to be sent to Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality
Monsanto's pesticides kill bees, disrupt ecosystems, pollute rivers and groundwater and are the source of a number of cancers and malformations.
Lisa

Already Signed for Bees on another Site. I get EPA in my Hotmail. Gotta go. Job ctr. closing and can't get on at home. Miss ya al;l. Bubble Hugs Sheddys. from me and Dottie says woofs. xoxoxoxoxo

6 months ago

Thanks for sending your message to save our bees.

Tell Congress: Keep Toxic Pesticides out of our Water
5 months ago

The Senate has passed a version of the farm bill that includes critical safeguards to ensure that farming and ranching operations help conserve our wildlife and protect fresh water from polluted runoff.  

However, the version passed by the House does not contain these modest safeguards, and would undermine the Clean Water Act’s ability to regulate pesticide spraying over our rivers and lakes, directly attacking the Endangered Species Act’s ability to protect rare species from toxic chemicals.

Your representatives in Congress need to hear from you immediately! Tell them a Farm Bill that gives pesticide manufacturers and corporate farms a free pass under the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act is unacceptable.

swift fox

 The swift fox is one of the many endangered species that will be affected by the outcome of the Farm Bill

Speak Out for Wildlife -- Take Action >>

Keep pesticides out of our shared ecosystem.
2 months ago

A new highly toxic pesticide is threatening honeybees.

Help save honeybees from death by pesticide.

Tell the EPA to take action and ban this chemical immediately.

take action today

This week, beekeepers across the country are waking their hives from winter hibernation to pollinate blooming almond orchards in California. But many honeybees won’t buzz back to life at all.

A deadly bee illness called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is sweeping across the US. Just last winter CCD wiped out almost a third of the nation’s hives.

We don’t know all the factors that cause CCD, but we do know one guilty party: A class of pesticides — known as neonicotinoids that studies have shown to weaken, disorient and kill honeybees.

2 months ago

Thanks for taking action