Baykeeper Updates Related to Pesticides

Blog Post: July 8, 2011
The U.S. Senate is now considering a bill that would exempt pesticide protections from the Clean Water Act. The bill passed the Agricultural Committee two weeks ago, but several Democratic Senators have expressed opposition, and now California Senator Barbara Boxer has put a hold on the bill so...
Blog Post: June 24, 2011
Senate bill 718, which exempts pesticide applications from Clean Water Act protections, was approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee this week and now passes to consideration by the full Senate. Several Democratic Senators have already expressed opposition to the legislation, including...
Monthly Column: June 2, 2011
Much of Baykeeper’s work focuses on strengthening or maintaining clean water laws and regulations related to toxic pollutants and other contaminants capable of compromising the health of San Francisco Bay. We do this work by engaging in policy and regulatory processes, as well as conducting...
Featured Stories: May 9, 2011
The U.S. Senate is now considering ill-advised legislation that would overturn key protections against spraying harmful pesticides in waterways and essentially exempt pesticides from the Clean Water Act – an unprecedented move that will cause irreparable harm to waterways and open the door to...
Blog Post: April 27, 2011
Next week the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture will vote on whether to exempt pesticide applications from Clean Water Act protections. Please send a message to U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein asking them to oppose this ill-advised legislation and to advocate for moving it from...
Blog Post: April 1, 2011
Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 872, a bill that seeks to overturn key protections against harmful pesticide spraying in waterways. Thank you to all the Baykeeper members who contacted your Representatives to urge them to oppose the bill: all Bay Area Representatives voted no...
Blog Post: March 31, 2011
Update: the vote is scheduled for today, Thursday, March 31. We'll let you know the results as soon as they are available. Thanks to everyone who took action on behalf of our waterways! The U.S. House of Representatives is now considering a bill that will overturn key protections against harmful...
Monthly Column: November 5, 2010
Of the 1024 bills that reached the Governor’s desk this year, 726 were signed into law.  Only a handful of these new laws are related to the environment, and except for one of these, all are procedural – that is, they set up new bureaucratic procedures, place caps on fines, require new...
BK In The News: February 23, 2010
Environmentalists hailed the court's decision not to review a year-old ruling requiring farmers to secure Clean Water Act approval for the use of pesticides already permitted under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. U.S. EPA is now reviewing the National Pollutant Discharge...

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