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The Depth and Breadth of EPA Corruption


Earlier this month, The Intercept published the article The Department of Yes: How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA and Poisoned America, by  Sharon Lerner. In our Board President Steve Ellis's words:

"Beekeepers have been working hard to get EPA to help us since mass bee die-offs first started to occur in 2006 with CCD.  This article sets the record straight and explains how this failure to protect bees and humans from poisonous chemistries like neonicotinoids occurred." 

As beekeepers, we’ve seen pesticide harms for so long, from carbaryl to dicamba, neonics to inerts. Sharon’s article is incredible in capturing not only the harm done, but how deliberate the harm has been. One quote we keep coming back to:

“In the most basic sense, the companies that make and sell dangerous pesticides have succeeded in dodging regulators and keeping their products on the market.  But if they have been able to waive, bury, and ignore the science that points to those dangers, pesticide manufacturers have not been able to outrun the harms that this science highlighted.”  

We're eager to use this article as the teaching tool it is to drive the necessary EPA reforms our hives, ecosystems and bodies need.


See us in-person next week at the Eastern Apicultural Society Conference! 

The EAS meeting is August 11-13 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Stop by the PSC table and meet board members Beth Conrey and Julia Mahood, learn more about our work, and grab a keychain and a copy of the Intercept article above.  


Want to bring the PSC to your meeting? Click here to request a speaker for your group.

We're Hiring a Program Director! 
Learn more about the position and apply here. 
Accepting applications now through September 10th, 2021.

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We continue to be the national organization of beekeepers working on pesticide policy reform.  Your donation supports the legal, administrative, legislative, and educational efforts we undertake to bring that needed reform. Help us catalyze the necessary change highlighted in the The Department of Yes.  

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