Saturday, August 25, 2007
ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to protect workers from toxic pesticides!
Please take action today. The EPA is asking for public comments on fumigant re-registrations until the end of the August. The UFW is working with Pesticide Action Network and a number of other environmental organizations to encourage the EPA to ban the use of the dangerous pesticides listed earlier or at least require generous buffer zones near schools, hospitals, residences and other places where people may be exposed. We are also asking for notification before applications take place.
We’re using a petition format, as the EPA has a very complicated web form docket system that is difficult to use and makes our one-touch email system impossible. The UFW and our partners want to make expressing your voice as easy as possible and will turn our petition signatures into each of the required dockets to save you the time and effort.
from United Farm Workers