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Jul 27, 2015

Parents, Teachers and Health Professionals Urge Comprehensive Rules to Protect Schoolchildren from Pesticides

Media Release: July 27, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, PAN, 916-216-1082, Sacramento, Calif – This Friday, officials at the California Department of Regulation will wrap up the initial...

Jul 1, 2015

After Years of Ignoring Calls to Ban Dangerous Pesticide, EPA Begins to Act on Chlorpyrifos

Communities remain at risk from widespread agricultural use, protections still needed News Release: July 1, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, PANNA, (916) 216-1082 Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice, (415) 217-...

Jul 1, 2015

State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide

After a decade of delay, both federal and state officials acknowledge the dangers of chlorpyrifos, but neither has taken action to provide necessary protections for California communities FOR...

Jul 1, 2015

Environmental, Farmer, and Consumer Groups Demand Higher Standards for Genetically Engineered (GE) Crop Regulations

For Immediate Release: June 22, 2015 Contacts: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, Abigail Seiler, Center for Food Safety, 202-547-9359, aseiler@...

Jul 1, 2015

Report: Pesticides and other contaminants harm children, costing California billions

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2015 Contacts: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, Anne Katten, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation 916-446-1765, akatten...

Jul 1, 2015

Minnesota rural residents denied entrance to McDonald’s shareholder meeting

Toxic Taters disappointed at missed opportunity to share their stories with nation’s largest potato purchaser For Immediate Release: May 21, 2015 Contact: Amy Mondloch, Toxic Taters Coalition,...

Jul 1, 2015

Groups, Along with More Than 150,000 Individuals, Call for Ban on Dangerous Pesticide

News Release: Thursday April 30, 2015 Contact: Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice, (415) 217-2098 Kimiko Martinez, NRDC, (310) 434-2344 Paul Towers, PAN, (916) 216-1082 Continued widespread...

Jul 1, 2015

Coalition Challenges Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide

EPA allows nine additional states to use toxic 2,4-D on GE corn and soy crops For Immediate Release: April 20, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network,, 916-216-1082...

Apr 2, 2015

Alliance critiques EPA’s announcement on bee-harming pesticides

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network,, 916-216-1082 Broad alliance critiques EPA’s announcement on bee-harming pesticides, urges...

Mar 31, 2015

New Report: Cancer-causing strawberry pesticide found in the air

On Chavez Day, farmworker advocates and community representatives challenge inadequacy of current rules meant to protect communities from hazardous fumigants For Immediate Release: March 31, 2015...