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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...

May 10, 2018

State agency fails to protect vulnerable communities from pesticide exposure, report finds

Department of Pesticide Regulation receives poor marks in 2nd annual agency assessment For Immediate Release: May 10, 2018 Sacramento, CA: The state agency charged with regulating California’s...

May 2, 2018

Hawaiʻi Poised to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2018 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi - Late yesterday, the Hawaiʻi legislature passed a bill that would ban chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide known to harm children’s developing...

Apr 30, 2018

Global network responds to UN Symposium on Soil Pollution

PAN International calls for investment in agroecology April 30, 2018 — On May 2, experts from around the world will gather in Rome for a global symposium on soil pollution. The event, organised...