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Feb 15, 2016

RD Offutt further reduces well permit requests under pressure from local residents

DNR rejects petition for environmental assessment on pine-to-potatoes conversion Callaway, MN—On Friday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rejected a petition by central...

Feb 4, 2016

Television show and body testing confirm children’s exposure to neurotoxic pesticide

Parents cite injustice, call for a ban on widely-used chlorpyrifos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2016 Cutler-Orosi, California and Kekaha, Hawai’i – Following a two-hour special that aired on...

Jan 11, 2016

Petitioners grant DNR 30 extra days to make decision on Offutt well permits

Community groups call on agency to conduct rigorous, public environmental review on pine-to-potatoes conversion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2016 Contact: Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network,...

Jan 6, 2016

Beekeepers, Farmers, and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA over Failed Oversight of Neonicotinoid-coated Seeds

Widespread and unregulated use of insecticide threatens bees, birds, livelihoods and ecosystems January 6, 2016 Media contacts: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082,

Jan 5, 2016

More than 80,000 People Urge EPA to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Doctors, scientists, farmers, farmworkers and others from across the country ask for long overdue ban of neurotoxic agricultural chemical News Release:  January 5, 2016  Contact: Sara Knight, PAN...

Dec 2, 2015

PAN International Calls on Governments to Phase Out Highly Hazardous Pesticides on No Pesticide Use Day

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2015 December 3rd marks the global No Pesticide Use Day, dedicated to the memory of the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster in India which killed thousands and injured...

Nov 25, 2015

EPA Pulls Registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Citing High Toxicity Levels

Toxic pesticide banned on genetically engineered crops FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 25, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082 Paul Achitoff, Earthjustice, 808-599-...

Nov 17, 2015

Concerned Americans Urge White House to Overhaul GMO Regulations by the Thousands

Over 130,000 people call for more rigorous oversight and labeling For Immediate Release November 16, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, Abigail...

Nov 2, 2015

Analysis: California's Poorest Counties Hit Hardest by Spraying of Glyphosate

54 Percent of 'Probable Carcinogen' Pesticide Applied in Eight Poorest Counties For Immediate Release, November 2, 2015 Contact:  Paul Towers, PAN, (916) 216-1082, Nathan Donley,...

Oct 30, 2015

EPA Moves to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

News Release: October 30, 2015   Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, (link sends e-mail) Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice, (415) 217-2098   Children,...