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Aug 17, 2017

Air testing shows unsafe levels of brain-harming pesticide in Kern County

Chlorpyrifos found in air more than 18 times higher than EPA level of concern Shafter, CA – Chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide linked to IQ loss and autism, has been found in the air in Kern County...

Aug 8, 2017

Pesticide feds failed to ban responsible for major farmworker poisoning incident

Company fined for illegal drift of brain-harming chlorpyrifos in Kern County For Immediate Release: August 8, 2017 Bakersfield, CA - The Kern County Agricultural Commissioner confirmed today that one...

Aug 2, 2017

Kern Farmworkers Sickened Again by Pesticide Drift

Farmworker groups call for advanced web-posting of pesticide applications For Immediate Release: August 2, 2017 Bakersfield, CA – A pesticide drift incident in southwest Bakersfield this morning...

Jul 25, 2017

Bill to ban chlorpyrifos unveiled in senate

Chlorpyrifos is linked to long-term damage in children’s developing brains For Immediate Release—July 25, 2017           Washington, DC - Today, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY),...

Jul 18, 2017

Court Declines Request To Have EPA Decide On Chlorpyrifos Ban Petition

Groups will still push EPA to listen to its own scientists and permanently ban chlorpyrifos San Francisco — July 18, 2017 Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declined to direct the U.S....

Jul 12, 2017

Farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos

Residents converge on Sacramento to deliver over 100,000 petition signatures demanding state action after U.S. EPA failed to implement a ban For Immediate Release: July 12, 2017 Sacramento, CA –...

Jun 14, 2017

Trump EPA Faces Lawsuit For Delaying Protections From Most Toxic Pesticides

Delays threatens the life of workers and average Americans For Immediate Release—June 14, 2017 Farmworker and health organizations represented by Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice filed suit ...

Jun 5, 2017

States join frontline communities to demand EPA reverse controversial approval of brain-harming pesticide

For Immediate Release: June 6, 2017 Pressure builds as new legal actions pair with more than 145,000 public comments urging Administrator Pruitt to ban chlorpyrifos Washington, DC - A coalition of...

May 3, 2017

PAN North America Announces Executive Director Leadership Transition

Oakland, CA - Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America’s Board of Directors announced earlier today that Kristin Schafer will assume the role of Executive Director at the organization, effective...

May 3, 2017

California considers plant warning labels as Walmart & True Value commit to phasing out bee-killing pesticides

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2017 Facing pressure from the pesticide lobby, California’s Pollinator Protection Act (SB 602) would create consistent and clear labels for seeds and plants pre-treated...

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