New Maryland Coalition Calls on Governor Hogan To Protect Food and Farm Workers

  Over 100 groups form the Marylanders for Food and Farm Worker Protection Coalition call for executive order providing COVID-19 protections for poultry, seafood, and agricultural workers. September 3, 2020, Eastern Shore, MD — Today, a new coalition of over 100 groups fighting for workers’ rights launched its campaign calling on Governor Hogan to issue an […]

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2017 Pollinator Habitat Bill Signed Into Law

  New Maryland Law Will Protect State Pollinator Habitat Law signed today will ban harmful pesticides on state designated pollinator habitat   Annapolis, MD (May 25, 2017) – Today Governor Larry Hogan will sign SB 386/HB 830, sponsored by Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (D-44) and Delegate Anne Healey (D-22), which prohibits pesticides known to harm pollinators […]

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Smart on Pesticides Coalition Statement Re: University of Maryland Bee Informed Partnership May 10, 2016 blog post: Nation’s Beekeepers Lost 44 Percent of Bees in 2015-16

  May 12, 2016: The Smart on Pesticides Coalition shares the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) concerns regarding their latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey that “Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2015 to April 2016.” As BIP’s project director, Dr. Dennis […]

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Baltimore Sun Editorial: Scientists Know Enough to Be Alarmed

  May 22, 2015 For those who visit the Maryland State Fair each year, the honey and wax exhibit is always a highlight. A busy hive of bees can be viewed through a plastic window, there’s locally-produced honey and candles in a variety of shapes and sizes for sale, and members of the Maryland State […]

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Del. Healey’s Letter to the Baltimore Sun – “MD Must Protect Bees”

  Can we take the sting out of pollinator losses? It requires state-level action. June 8, 2015 It is unfortunate that the U.S. Department of Agriculture findings that show Maryland beekeepers lost 61 percent of their colonies last year were not available just a few months earlier when the legislative committee I serve upon listened […]

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