Re: Avaaz petition taking off - Save America's Pollinators Act
This poorly thought out legislation is H.R #2692, and sponsored by Rep. John Conyers Jr. [D-MI 13]. You can monitor its status here:
The GovTrack site linked above currently rates this bill with only a 7% chance of even making it out of the House Agriculture committee, and a 0% chance of being enacted.
You can see the members of the House Agriculture committee here:
It is silly to block certain products for political purposes. Pesticides do not operate in a vacuum. If this group is banned, older technology pesticides, more toxic to bees and other pollinators will replace it in the marketplace.
I am contacting both of the Tennessee Congressmen on this committee to urge them to block this bill. If your state has a member on this committee, take action and contact them.
--- Practical reality trumps philosophy!