The next 48 hours are critical in order to protect our nation's waterways from pesticide contamination.
Within the next two days, Senators and House Representatives on the Farm Bill conference committee are likely to pass a joint conference report that will then be voted on by both the House and the Senate. After months of closed door meetings between the conference committee chairs there are still a few important details the legislators need to hammer out.
One of these unresolved issues that your voice must be heard on is preventing the indiscriminate application of pesticides adjacent, over, or in our nation's waters.
The key to stopping this language is to strongly encourage Sen. Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to keep it out of the final conference report.
To do that, she needs to hear from other Senators that they do not want this language in the Farm Bill. After you sign below, call your Senators (use the phone number provided when you enter in your zip code) and tell them Section 10013 has no place in the Farm Bill because in large part it does not impact agricultural uses of pesticides. Supporters of this rider are trying to slip this amendment through the agriculture committee, but any changes to the Clean Water Act should be addressed by the appropriate environmental committee.
Act Now! We can't afford to lose these important protections.