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MASSPIRG calls for action on pending bills

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MASSPIRG calls for action on pending bills

With just a few weeks left in this legislative session, MASSPIRG calls for adoption of important bills which have all made significant progress towards passage, and enjoy overwhelming support.

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State Adopts New Regulations to Protect Pollinators

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State Adopts New Regulations to Protect Pollinators

BOSTON --  A coalition of beekeepers, public health, farming and environmental advocacy organizations applauded today’s action of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board Subcommittee to protect pollinators by restricting the use of the harmful class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or “neonics”.

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MASSPIRG applauds new new regulations to protect pollinators

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MASSPIRG applauds new new regulations to protect pollinators

After finding overwhelming evidence that neonicotinoid “neonics” insecticides are harming pollinators, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Pesticide sub-committee passed a regulation Monday to restrict the use of this dangerous class of pesticide.

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State-funded study confirms “neonics” pesticides harmful to pollinators

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State-funded study confirms “neonics” pesticides harmful to pollinators

A coalition of beekeepers, public health, farming and agriculture and environmental organizations praised the findings of a recent report on bees and insecticides,  issued by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR) and called for immediate action by the legislature to protect our pollinators and pass  H. 763, An Act to protect Massachusetts pollinators  before the legislative session ends on January 5.   

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State-funded study confirms “neonics” pesticides harmful to pollinators

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State-funded study confirms “neonics” pesticides harmful to pollinators

BOSTON --  A coalition of beekeepers, public health, farming and agriculture and environmental organizations praised the findings of a recent report issued by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR). With this week being National Pollinator Week, the 24 groups also aptly called on the department to take immediate action to protect bees.

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