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Sunday, August 12, 2012

The EPA fiddled while Bees Went Extinct

We already know that Clothianidin — a pesticide used by corn growers — is the cause of the mass honeybee die-off.  There’s also a rumor that Clothianidin was known for years to be the culprit, but the information was covered up; but we’ll never know…

The Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to declare an emergency and suspend the use of Clothianidin, but so far they’ve refused to do this.  The EPA is still accepting public comments on this issue.  If they don’t take action at the end of this comment period, the entire issue won’t be considered again until 2018.

By then it’ll be too late.

Please Click Here and tell the EPA to stop the honeybee die-off by banning Clothianidin.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Suzan said...

But just in time for the first coastal floods providing firm evidence of severe global climate change?

(As if we needed any more.)

Love ya,

S

August 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

I added my 2 cents' worth and sent it in, but I don't hold out a lot of hope the EPA will cross the corn farmers, food processors, especially with them being in a bind because of the drout. Then there's the pesticide makers and their lobbyists.

I hope I'm wrong and that the EPA will act to protect the bees until the science is clear.

August 13, 2012 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Put in my two cents but I'm not convinced that the pesticide is the lone culprit. I know some honey bee guys and their big fear is mites, not chemicals.

August 13, 2012 at 3:20 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Take two of these and call me in six years.

August 13, 2012 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

People have the impression that the EPA is some massive organization within our government. It is not. Their last main office was a store front in a DC strip mall. I have only seen them once or twice in the twenty plus years I've worked in hazardous waste.

You'd have better luck writing a senator and implying you're associated with a super pac. They might listen.

August 13, 2012 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Demeur, I've watched C-SPAN a bunch of times when EPA people were testifying at House and Senate hearings. Republicans are suspicious, sarcastic and surly, sometimes bitterly hostile and insulting toward them. They probably set up in that strip mall hoping no GOP Neanderthals would drop by to harass them.

August 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Suzan: What, you don't still believe in that moonbat global warming nonsense, do you :)

SW: Unfortunately you're right. The food syndicate and pesticide manufacturers have a lot more clout than a bunch of lowly citizens who are worried about the food supply.

Mr. C: I've that too, about mites. That was the original theory before the "news" about Clothianidin. Maybe it's all of the above. Or maybe we're not supposed to know.

Randal: 6 years? I need something faster-acting than that.

Demeur: According to the Right, the EPA is a huge all-powerful all-seeing gang of thugs who can shut down an entire industry on a whim. I think your take has more credibility.

SW: Good point.

August 13, 2012 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

the EPA has more pressing issues like going after businesses like Gibson Guitar for using environmentally "unfriendly wood"

August 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM  

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