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California Pesticide Bills on the Move—Again

Expert BlogSacramento, CaliforniaLucas Rhoads

The California Assembly  passed two bills that would help address widespread contamination of the state’s environment with pesticides like neurotoxic neonics.

NRDC Sues to Close Huge California Pesticide Loophole

Expert BlogCaliforniaLucas Rhoads

NRDC has sued the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for its failure to regulate crop seeds treated with pesticides. These "treated seed' uses are major sources of widespread pesticide contamination, and pose threats to pollinators, other wildlife, and people. 

One Year Since Court Restored ESA Protections for Wolves

Expert BlogCalifornia, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, WisconsinDr. Jennifer Sherry
Without these protections, wolf recovery could be stopped dead in its tracks—or even reversed—as we have seen happen when states with authority over wolf management work to cut populations down through aggressive measures.

Cal. Gov. Shuts One Door on Neonic Cuts, but Opens Another

Expert BlogCaliforniaLucas Rhoads

California Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed AB 2146, a bill that would have prohibited harmful and unnecessary non-agricultural uses of neonic pesticides. But the Governor has tasked the Department of Pesticide Regulation with a review of these home and garden…

Curb Neonic Use to Save Bees—and Farmers

Expert BlogCaliforniaDaniel Raichel

Toxic "neonic" pesticides threaten bees and Californian's health, but Governor Newsom can help by signing the Pollinator Protection Act this week!

Will Bees Get a Break? Neonic Bill Sent to Cal. Governor

Expert BlogCaliforniaLucas Rhoads
In the six months between the AB 2146's introduction and its passage by the legislature, concerns about impacts of neonics on human health have continued to mount. It is clearer than ever that California must act.

Biden Admin Takes 1st Step to Undo Trump’s Delta Destruction

Expert BlogCaliforniaDoug Obegi

The Trump Administration’s biological opinions were the result of scientific misconduct, political interference, and bias. The end result is nothing short of a plan for extinction that is playing out before our eyes.

Agencies Planning a Disaster for CA Salmon if 2022 Is Dry

Expert BlogCaliforniaDoug Obegi

If next year is dry in California, modeling from the Bureau of Reclamation shows that Shasta Reservoir would store nearly 750,000 acre feet less water in April 2022 than it did in April 2014—a year that was an unmitigated disaster…

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