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Dec 3, 2018

34 years after the Bhopal disaster: We still need a highly hazardous pesticide ban

PAN International For release: December 3rd, 2018 December 3rd 2018, is the 34th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster when a gas tank exploded in a Union Carbide pesticide factory in India, killing...

Nov 19, 2018

Governor’s Committee on Pollinator Protection Releases Groundbreaking Report

Committee calls on Minnesota policymakers to set a national precedent   For immediate release: Monday, November 19, 2018 St. Paul, Minnesota — On Friday, the Minnesota Governor’s Committee on...

Nov 15, 2018

State’s ‘Short-term Fix’ for Brain-Damaging Pesticide Falls Short

Under pressure to ban chlorpyrifos, pesticide regulators recommend inadequate exposure-reduction measures For Immediate Release: November 15, 2018 Sacramento: Under intensifying pressure from a large...

Nov 8, 2018

Rural residents demand relief from brain-damaging pesticide

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2018 Patience wears thin as state legislators join call for immediate ban of chlorpyrifos Sacramento, CA: The fate of a common agricultural pesticide linked to...

Oct 4, 2018

Calls intensify for California regulators to take action on chlorpyrifos

Trump Administration stalls court-ordered ban of brain-harming pesticide For immediate release: October 4, 2018 Sacramento, CA - The U.S. Justice Department has requested a rehearing of a decision by...

Sep 13, 2018

Over 60 Local Officials Call on the Farm Bill Conference Committee to Reject Local Pesticide Preemption

House proposal would wipe out communities’ power to prohibit pesticides FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 13, 2018          WASHINGTON, DC – Today, over 60 local officials from across the...

Aug 9, 2018

Court Slams EPA Failure to Protect Children and Farmworkers from Toxic Pesticide

Victory: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered to ban chlorpyrifos within 60 days For immediate release: August 9, 2018 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must ban a widely used...

Jul 30, 2018

State finds widespread risk from brain-harming pesticide

Nerve agent chlorpyrifos is a Toxic Air Contaminant that threatens agricultural communities and harms children’s developing brains, state scientists agree. For Immediate Release: July 30, 2018...

Jul 10, 2018

Groups make final push in court to ban pesticide linked to brain damage in children

EPA must take immediate action to ban chlorpyrifos For Immediate Release — July 9, 2018   SEATTLE, WA—Final arguments challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to ban a pesticide...

Jun 13, 2018

Hawai‘i does what EPA failed to do: First U.S. ban on chlorpyrifos enacted into law

For immediate release: June 13, 2018 Honolulu, Hawai‘i: Hawai'i made history today when Governor David Ige, watched by representatives of the community from across the islands, signed into law Senate...