Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup Act Signed

Gov. O’Malley has signed into law a bill that creates a Maryland state commission to make findings and recommendations on a proposed mandatory statewide pesticide usage reporting system in Maryland. http://www.thebaynet.com/news/index.cfm/fa/viewstory/story_ID/32172
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Birds, Bees, and Aquatic Life Threatened by Gross Underestimate of Toxicity of World’s Most Widely Used Pesticide

The global controversy over neonicotinoid pesticides is growing — major pressure is building for regulatory action in the USA, Europe and elsewhere. This class of pesticides is linked to massive population declines of both birds and bees. Read the article at the American Bird Co
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Maryland State House Organic Land Care Demonstration Project

The State of Maryland has launched its “Landscaping Smarter” website, which promotes and explains this model initiative around the Maryland State House grounds in Annapolis advocating Bay-friendly lawn care that is pesticide-free. We especially wish to acknowledge the dona
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Diverse Coalition Testifies in Support of Mandatory Pesticide Reporting

Farmers, public health and environmental professionals, moms, watermen and other advocates testified today before the House Environmental Matters Committee in favor of the Pesticide Reporting and Information Act (House Bill 775/Senate Bill 675). Read more….
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Op-Ed: Why Maryland Needs Pesticide Reporting

MPN Executive Director Ruth Berlin makes her case for passing the Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Act (SB 675 and HB 775) in the Annapolis Capital Gazette, “Why Maryland needs pesticide reporting, February 23, 2013. The law would mandate establishment of an online r
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Pesticides in Maryland’s environment on the Marc Steiner Show.

Marc Steiner discusses pesticides in Maryland’s environment in light of the release of two reports – a federal report detailing the prevalence of pesticides in the Chesapeake Bay and a Maryland Environmental Health Network report identifying the impact of pesticides on our
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Join us for the 19th Annual Maryland Environmental Summit

– Tuesday, January. 29th, 4:30 to 6:00 pm – The Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis Join us for the 19th Annual Citizens Campaign for the Environment Legislative Summit in Annapolis – hear from top legislative leaders and advocates about the en
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Maryland Children’s Environmental Health Progress Report

The groundbreaking 2012 Maryland Children’s Environmental Health Progress Report focuses on the environmental health concerns associated with pesticides and other toxic chemicals, as well as air and water pollution, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction (‘fracking’) and clim
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Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Pesticide Information Act

A poll of Maryland voters released on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, found that eight in 10 voters are concerned about the risk of pesticides to their families’ health and a large majority favor making commercial pesticide use reporting mandatory. The Smart on Pesticides Maryland coalit
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