Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Experts and Advocates Testify in Support of Bill Protecting Marylanders from Dangerous PFAS in Common Pesticides

Bill would ensure mosquito control products are free of PFAS contamination in order to safeguard public health March 2, 2022, Annapolis, Md. — Nationally renowned scientists, environmental advocates, and public health experts provided testimony to the Maryland House of Delegates Healt
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Our Two Priority Bills Won in 2021 Maryland General Assembly Session

• PASSED! Pollinator bill (HB208/SB375) closing the loophole on retailers selling banned bee-killing neonic consumer garden products. Babies, bees, birds, butterflies, even blue crabs win! Read the press release. • PASSED! Md Essential Workers Protection Act (HB581/SB486) which includ
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‘Forever chemical’ PFAS Found in Pesticides

January 31, 2021, Annapolis, MD – In March of last year, Maryland Pesticide Education Network (MPEN) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) sent a sample of the pesticide Permanone 30-30, a mosquito control product used by Maryland Dept. of Agriculture̵
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Maryland Essential Workers’ Protection Act Passes State Legislature, Safeguarding Food and Farm Workers During Enduring Pandemic

 A victory for temporary emergency protections, but more work to be done to protect food and farm workers  April 13, 2021, Annapolis, MD — Last night, the Maryland legislature gave final approval to the Maryland Essential Workers’ Protection Act (HB 581 / SB 486), which is a
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General Assembly Passes Bill to Fix Pollinator Protection Act

Technical fix protects bees, pollinators, and Maryland’s food supply April 12, 2021, Annapolis, MD – Today, the Maryland General Assembly gave final passage to legislation (HB208 / SB375) that will provide a critical technical fix to the bipartisan 2016 Pollinator
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PFAs Found in Widely Used Insecticide

Environmental groups call on EPA and Maryland to find and eliminate source March 26, 2021, Washington, D.C. — An insecticide widely used in public mosquito control contains high levels of toxic“forever chemicals,” according to test results ordered by Public Employees for Environmental
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OP-Ed MD Lawmakers Should Override the Veto of the Chlorpyrifos Ban

MD Lawmakers Should Override the Veto of the Chlorpyrifos BanBy: Dr. Jerome Paulson The Smart on Pesticides Maryland coalition, spearheaded by the Maryland Pesticide Education Network, works to protect Marylanders and the natural systems we depend upon from the toxic impacts of pestic
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Support HB208 /SB375 to Fix the Loophole in the Pollinator Protection Act

Unclear language in the law is allowing over 100 retail stores to sell bee-killing banned neonic-containing consumer lawn & garden products to consumers—even though it is illegal for consumers to buy and use them. This bill makes a technical fix in the language of the law to restr
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Override the Governor’s veto of Maryland’s Chlorpyrifos Ban

To protect children’s brains, our endangered bees, and our Bay from the toxic impact of chlorpyrifos, we need the certainty of law. Take action! Tell your legislator to vote to override the veto of SB300 and ban chlorpyrifos by law. The Smart on Pesticides Maryland coalition, spearhea
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