Pesticide Petition from PAN

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
My Note: My friend Honey sent me this petition from PAN (Pesticide Action Network) and it is really a sometimes forgotten issue, that is, pesticide drift. Read more below and sign if you agree!

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Feel free to just click on Take Action to sign the petition.

Public comment closes January 30. Take action today.

Dear Environmentalist:

Farm workers are already some of the least protected workers in the country. And EPA is proposing to weaken an existing rule protecting farm workers and their communities from pesticide spray drift — the application exclusion zone, or AEZ — a provision in the Worker Protection Standard.

Tell EPA we should be strengthening rules that protect farmworkers from pesticide spray drift, not dismantling them.

Currently, the AEZ establishes a “protection zone” around pesticide application equipment — no one can be within a certain radius during pesticide application. It’s a sensible rule that was supported by EPA’s own scientists.

EPA’s proposal guts these existing protections. If implemented, these changes would remove protection for people not within the specific property being sprayed, even if they are within the designated radius of a “protection zone”.

Further, this protection zone would be eliminated entirely or reduced in size by more than 90% for certain common pesticide application methods — a dangerous rollback of common sense rules.

Tell EPA to do its job and protect farmworkers and their communities from pesticide spray drift. Public comment closes January 30 — take action today!

Thanks for all you do.

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Pesticide Action Network North America

Berkeley, CA | Minneapolis, MN
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