Tell the EPA: Neonics aren't safe for our bees or for our planet

Docket ID EPA-HQ-OPP-2021-0575

Across the United States, neonics are contaminating entire ecosystems, with terrible costs for a range of crucial and endangered species.

First and foremost, these pesticides pose a terrible threat to all sorts of bees. In the United States, the widespread use of neonics over the last quarter-century has left the American agricultural landscape 48 times more toxic to our best pollinators. These agricultural applications, along with their use in non-commercial gardens, have helped these water-soluble chemicals spread to nearby streams, rivers and lakes across the country, where they adversely affect a vast majority of endangered species and their habitats.

These harmful pesticides are taking a toll on some of our most endangered and critical species. For that reason, I urge you to restrict them only to their most necessary uses.