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Aug 16, 2013

USA & beyond: Save the bees---Help fight toxic pesticides

Honey bees are crucial pollinators. (Pakhnyushcha / Shutterstock)

From: Greg Loarie, Earthjustice <info@earthjustice.org>
Date: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 5:00 AM
Subject: Save the bees--Help fight toxic pesticides

Bees are dying at unprecedented rates. Yet in an astonishing move, the EPA recently approved a new, highly toxic bee-killing pesticide for widespread use. Earthjustice is fighting back in court. Help us see this emergency battle through with a special gift today.
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Bees are dying at unprecedented rates!
Honey bees are crucial pollinators. (Pakhnyushcha / Shutterstock)
Help us fight back in court with an emergency gift today!
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Dear Liz,
Bees are dying in record numbers across the U.S.
This last winter alone, one-third of our honeybee colonies died or disappeared. This massive die-off of these vital pollinators threatens to unravel agricultural production across the country.
Yet the Environmental Protection Agency recently sided with Dow AgroSciences to approve a new pesticide, called sulfoxaflor, that is highly toxic to bees.
Earthjustice's California office is waging an emergency battle to ensure that sulfoxaflor does not become the final straw for bees, but we need your urgent support today to see this fight through.
A world without bees would be disastrous. Nearly one-third of our crops—including many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds—depend on bees for pollination. But bees in our country are dying at unprecedented rates, and scientists are pointing to pesticides like sulfoxaflor as a cause.
Earthjustice is doing everything we can to fight back, using the law and the power of the courts. In fact, for decades we've fought in court against hazardous pesticides—and won. And now it's vital that we do so once again.
With your support, we will use the law and the power of the courts to protect bees for the long haul and appeal the EPA's approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, shown to be highly toxic to honeybees and other insect pollinators.
A world without bees is unimaginable. And with your help, we won't let it happen.
Thank you for all that you do,
Greg Loarie picture
Greg Loarie
Attorney
Earthjustice, California Office
P.S. Our country is facing widespread bee colony collapse and scientists are pointing to pesticides like sulfoxaflor as the cause. Earthjustice is fighting back in court to protect bees and other wildlife, but we need your help to see this emergency battle through.
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