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Oct 8, 2019

U.N. expert committee recommends global elimination of toxic chemical harming health of firefighters

For Immediate Release—October 4, 2019 (Rome, Italy) An U.N. expert committee decided unanimously to recommend a complete global elimination for another toxic fluorinated “forever chemical.”...

Aug 14, 2019

Farmworker communities applaud California chlorpyrifos cancellation proceedings, alternatives work group

Community members relieved, urge speedy process Sacramento, CA: This morning the Newsom administration sent notices to Dow and other manufacturers of its intention to cancel all registrations of the...

Aug 7, 2019

US EPA sued – again – for refusing to ban pesticide linked to permanent brain damage

For immediate release: August 7, 2019 California must move forward with a statewide ban without further delay Sacramento, CA - A lawsuit filed today in federal court is challenging the US EPA’s...

Aug 6, 2019

Groups sue Trump’s EPA for refusing to ban brain-damaging pesticide

Chlorpyrifos is linked to learning and intellectual disabilities in children  For Immediate Release—Aug 7, 2019 SEATTLE, WA—Today, health and labor organizations sued Trump’s Environmental...

Jul 18, 2019

EPA keeps brain-damaging pesticide in fruit and vegetable production

Chlorpyrifos is linked to learning disabilities in children and is unsafe for farmworkers For Immediate Release—July 18, 2019          WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Jul 17, 2019

100,000+ People Demand a Green New Deal to Transform Food System

Petition Identifies Four Food System Policy Principles and Priorities for a Green New Deal  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 18, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, eight environmental, farmworker,...

Jul 11, 2019

Federal Judge Finds Hawai‘i Agribusiness Development Corporation Is Unlawfully Contaminating Kauaʻi’s Shores

Citizen Groups Vindicated in Lawsuit to Halt Illegal Pollution of West Kauaʻi Ocean Waters Honolulu, HI — Hawai‘i’s Agribusiness Development Corporation has violated the federal Clean Water Act by...

Jun 13, 2019

Pesticide use remains near record high in California, state data show

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2019 Sacramento, CA: Pesticide use in California topped two hundred million pounds for the third year in a row in 2017, according to data just released by the...

Jun 6, 2019

Progress Blocked for Minnesota Bees

Lawmakers terminate widely supported pollinator bills behind closed doors For immediate release: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Last week, a proposed ban of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) in Minnesota’s...

May 8, 2019

Governor Newsom Announces Cancellation of Brain-harming Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Dow’s cheap and devastating nerve gas is the first pesticide ever to be cancelled in California Sacramento, CA: California’s farmworking communities will soon get a reprieve from a devastating...