It's time for EPA to get serious about neonicotinoid ("neonics") pesticides. Polllinators provide many important ecoystem services, and one seed coated with this new type of insectiside is enough to kill a songbird.
Please urge your Representative to
cosponsor the Saving America’s Pollinators Act. The bill, H.R. 3040, requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend
registration of a toxic group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are causing serious damage to birds, bees, and aquatic
Neonicotinoid chemicals—now the most commonly used
insecticides on earth—have lethal effects on birds, bees, butterflies
and other pollinators. American Bird Conservancy and a coalition of
conservation organizations, beekeepers, scientists and business leaders
are asking the EPA to suspend the four most toxic neonicotinoids until a
comprehensive study of their effects on wildlife and people is
Act now to urge your Representative to cosponsor the Saving America’s Pollinators Act, in support of this effort. Thank you.
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Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask you to support the Saving America's Pollinators Act. This bill (H.R. 3040), introduced by Representatives Conyers and Blumenauer, requires EPA to suspend registration of the four most toxic neonicotinoid insecticides and would expedite EPA's scientific review and monitoring of impacts while at the same time safeguarding birds, bees, and other pollinators from these dangerous chemicals.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]