Statement on Governor Hogan’s Veto of Chlorpyrifos Ban

For Immediate Release May 7, 2020  Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, 410-267-4153, dawn@thehatchergroup.com Ruth Berlin, Maryland Pesticide Education Network, 410-693-7319, berlinmpn49@gmail.com Statement on Governor Hogan’s Veto of Chlorpyrifos Ban (Annapolis, MD) – The Smart on Pesticides Coalition released the following statement in response to Governor Hogan’s veto of SB 300, which would have banned […]

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General Assembly Passes Maryland Chlorpyrifos Ban

State to become 4th in the country to ban pesticide proven to cause brain damage and harm the environment March 18, 2020, Annapolis, MD – Today the Maryland General Assembly gave final passage to legislation that will ban chlorpyrifos starting January 1, 2021. Maryland will become the fourth state in the country to ban chlorpyrifos, […]

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Bill to Ban Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Passes Maryland Senate

For Immediate Release March 3, 2020  Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, 410-267-4153, dawn@thehatchergroup.com Ruth Berlin, Maryland Pesticide Education Network, 410-693-7319, berlinmpn49@gmail.com   Bill to Ban Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Passes Maryland Senate Chlorpyrifos is proven to cause brain damage in children and harm the environment   (Annapolis, MD) – Today, the Maryland Senate voted 31-14 […]

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Press Statement on MD Dept of Agriculture’s Flawed Proposal to Draft Chlorpyrifos Regulations

For Immediate Release Feb. 19, 2020  Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, 410-267-4153, dawn@thehatchergroup.com Ruth Berlin, Maryland Pesticide Education Network, 410-693-7319, berlinmpn49@gmail.com PRESS STATEMENT ON MD DEPT OF AGRICULTURE’S FLAWED PROPOSAL TO DRAFT CHLORPYRIFOS REGULATIONS (Annapolis, MD) – The Smart on Pesticides Coalition issued the following joint press statement today in response to the Maryland […]

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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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