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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...

Apr 28, 2017

Minnesota Legislators Call on EPA to Phase Out Brain-Harming Pesticide

St. Paul — This week, Minnesota lawmakers introduced a resolution calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to phase out all uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. Chlorpyrifos is a widely-...

Apr 27, 2017

National Pesticide Researchers to Speak Out on Scientific Integrity at Bay Area Event

Top glyphosate, atrazine researchers to share stories of corporate intimidation on May 6th Oakland, California - As recent national marches for Science made clear, scientists are increasingly willing...

Apr 24, 2017

California’s growing diversity of farmers and ranchers to be recognized — Farmer Equity Act gets a hearing in state legislature

"Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers” play an increasingly important role in food & farming system For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017 Sacramento, California – Later this week, farmers...

Apr 21, 2017

Pesticide Use Up Sharply in California Agriculture

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2017 Sacramento, CA: According to pesticide use data just released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, use of hazardous agricultural pesticides in...

Apr 5, 2017

Groups appeal EPA’s refusal to ban major pesticide linked to brain damage in children

For Immediate Release—April 5, 2017 Environmental health groups ask court to order EPA to take immediate action to ban chlorpyrifos San Francisco—Today, Earthjustice representing Pesticide Action...