Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

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

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 3, 2020 Contact: Bonnie Raindrop, Smart on Pesticides Coalition, 410-404-3808, raindrop@mdpestnet.org Lily Hawkins, Food & Water Action 202-683-2480, lhawkins@fwwatch.org Amy Liebman, Migrant Clinicians Network, 410.599.5493,  aliebman@mi
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Maryland Organizations Call on Hogan to Issue Stronger Protections for Eastern Shore Workers

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 20, 2020 Contacts: Jorja Rose, 202-683-2483, jrose@fwwatch.org Amy Liebman, 512-579-4535, aliebman@migrantclinician.org Bonnie Raindrop, 410-404-3808, raindrop@mdpestnet.org  PRESS RELEASE A coalition of 108 Maryland organizations and businesses rel
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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 Sma
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