Tell Your State Legislator: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides in Massachusetts!

Time is running out. We’ve got just two months for Massachusetts legislators to take legislative action to save bees from toxic pesticides.

Bees are dying at alarming rates. This year, beekeepers lost nearly 50% of their hives. And bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides are largely to blame.

The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a bill to ban consumer use of these chemicals. We need your help to make sure it passes soon.

Tell your legislator: ban bee-killing pesticides in Massachusetts!

Research confirms that neonics kill and harm bees and other pollinators like butterflies and birds. This poses a serious threat to our food supply, public
health and environment. After all, bees and other pollinators are responsible for one in three bites of food we eat.

The European Union recently voted to ban all outdoor uses of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. Canada just announced it is following through on its proposal to phase out most outdoor and agricultural uses of these pesticides. And, the Massachusetts Medical Society just passed a resolution noting its concern about the public health impacts of neonicotinoids.

With President Trump in the White House and Administrator Scott Pruitt in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we’re facing an uphill battle to restrict these pesticides at the federal level. But Massachusetts can be a leader on this issue by taking action now. So, we need your help to make sure Massachusetts legislators prioritize and pass a bill that will help stop the consumer use of these toxic pesticides in the state!

Tell your legislator: Help save bees from toxic pesticides!

There is overwhelming support across the state for a ban on consumer use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. There are
134 cosponsors on the bill from both sides of the aisle, over 100 Massachusetts scientists and academics have voiced support for it and over 80 businesses and beekeeping, farming, and conservation organizations have endorsed it.

Let’s not allow the legislative session to end without a vote on this bill. The only thing needed now is for the bill to be brought to the House floor for a vote. Your voice is needed to help make this happen.

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Tell your legislator: ban bee-killing pesticides in Massachusetts!

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