California reviewing neonicotinoids use


California is reviewing proposed regulations governing the use of neonicotinoids to protect bees, a process that has been ongoing for some time but the outcome of which will have a significant impact on pollinator health in the state and the future of neonic use in our country as a partial or full ban could pave the way for other states to employ similar regulations around the use of this dangerous class of chemicals. With the help of our scientific advisory board, the Pollinator Stewardship Council and Earthjustice have been submitting comments throughout this process. Once again, we plan to submit substantive, written comments detailing the damaging effects of neonics on pollinators including the longer term impacts of sublethal, chronic exposure over time.  The Pollinator Stewardship Council invites you to consider submitting comments before the April 25th deadline, visit the California DPR page for more information.