Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ask Congress to Help Protect Honey Bees


Save the bees -- we need them for our on survival… If the bees die, so do all our fruits, flowers, veggies and so will we with no food.

Yesterday a legal petition was filed--along with over a million public comments--calling on EPA to suspend registration of Bayer’s controversial bee-toxic pesticide, clothianidin.

As the public debate over causes behind Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) – a syndrome in which bees seemingly abandon their hives – carries on in the media, more and more new science has shown that neonicotinoid pesticides like  clothianidin are indeed a critical piece of the puzzle.

Bees are still sick, and EPA is still stuck. While we may not know the exact cause of CCD, EPA knows enough to act, and has the authority and responsibility to suspend Bayer’s bee-toxic pesticide, clothianidin – yet for over a year the Agency has failed to do so.

Congress has the authority to exercise oversight over federal agencies like the EPA. I just signed a petition from the Center for Food safety asking Congress to step up and help protect bees. Can you sign it too?

It only takes a few seconds and you can sign here:

The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people. -- Ron Paul

h/t  to Patricia Gillenwater

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