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Genetically Engineered Mosquito Experiment in California’s Central Valley Halted | Common Dreams

Genetically Engineered Mosquito Experiment in California’s Central Valley Halted | Common Dreams Biotech corporation withdraws permit request in a win for agricultural communities threatened by risky insect mass release SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a victory for environmentalists, scientists and vulnerable agricultural communities across California, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced yesterday the withdrawal of […]

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Newsom seeks higher fees on pesticides

“Under Newsom’s plan, chemicals on the low end of the hazard scale — which includes components of hand sanitizer and disinfectants — will rise slightly to 2.6 percent, while the fee on highly toxic pesticides would gradually more than double to 4.6 percent. That came as welcome news to Californians for Pesticide Reform, whose co-directors

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Gov. Newsom Announces Cancellation of Brain-harming Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

How many children were harmed for life in those 2 years? “A little more than two years after the Trump Administration reversed a proposed federal ban of the neurotoxic organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos, Governor Newsom today announced the commencement of cancellation proceedings in California, along with additional funding to help farmers transition to safer alternatives.”  Gov.

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Supporting listing chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant and immediate suspension

Please sign organizational comment letter supporting listing chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant and immediate suspension Hello everyone, Please join Californians for Pesticide Reform by signing on to our comment letter supporting listing chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant and calling for an immediate suspension. Deadline for sign on: Tuesday November 6 Background: Chlorpyrifos is

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California Court Ruling Ends Decades of State Pesticide Spraying

California supports right to know for it’s citizens! Thank you to the groups who filed this lawsuit, big time heroes….. ““The judge has told the state that harmful pesticides simply can’t be sprayed indiscriminately, without robust consideration of impacts on people, animals and water,” said Bill Allayaud, California director of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group. “The ruling

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