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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Marine Fisheries Service must protect insects, wildlife and marinelife must BAN Glyphosate, Atrazine, and Simazine NOW!

A year ago, in December of 2020, the EPA  found glyphosate herbicides caused Likely Adverse Effects (LAA) for 93% of species and 97% of critical habitats-  1,676 species and 759 crucial habitats.

In this week's announcement, the EPA finalized its biological evaluations on glyphosate, atrazine, and simazine, finding all three herbicides are "likely to adversely affect" certain species listed under the Endangered Species Act and their "designated critical habitats."

These three chemicals are the first to go through the process under the Endangered Species Act in 1973 by President Richard Nixon. Yes, it has taken 48 years for glyphosate and these chemicals to be reviewed for their impact on our wildlife. Incredible.

Meanwhile, during the last 50 years, 70% of our animal population has died.

Much of the animal and marine life's primary food source, insects, are threatened with extinction. 40%, to be exact, of our insect population, are in jeopardy, and 75 of the top 115 global food crops depend on insect pollination.

The next step is that the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Marine Fisheries Service will develop their own opinion on th e EPA's biological findings. If the services find that these chemicals put an endangered species or critical habitat in "jeopardy," they will work with EPA to "propose additional protections," the agency said. That could come in the form of new labels and use restrictions on these three chemicals.

Moms Across America calls for significant change now, not just a label change or restrictions.

We ask for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Marine Fisheries Service to ban the use of glyphosate, atrazine, and simazine herbicides now, not to merely relabel or restrict its continued use. Life on Earth simply cannot afford to allow the use of these harmful chemicals.

Here are a few reasons why.

1. Glyphosate residues and its toxic chemical breakdown AMPA has been found 20+ years later in the soil.

2. Glyphosate residues runoff from agricultural, landscaped, and utility area soil sprayed soil into waterways, endangering marine life.

3. Glyphosate residues attach to evaporating particles in water and later come down as rain, thousands of miles away, in nature preserves and areas where endangered species struggle to survive.

4. Extremely low levels of glyphosate herbicides have been found to cause endocrine disruption to insects, wildlife, and marine life. Therefore only a complete ban on the use of this herbicide will eventually be effective in reducing harm to endangered species.

5. New labeling and restrictions will not prevent exposure or harm to endangered species.

6. Atrazine and Simazine have both been found to impact the reproductive organs of aquatic life and to be toxic to wildlife and insects, which are essential for life on the planet, including our own.

We urge you to tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Marine Fisheries Service

to BAN glyphosate, atrazine, and simazine from use.

Thank you for your partnership in creating healthy environments!

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Marine Fisheries Service must protect insects, wildlife and marinelife must BAN Glyphosate, Atrazine, and Simazine NOW!

A year ago, in December of 2020, the EPA  found glyphosate herbicides caused Likely Adverse Effects (LAA) for 93% of species and 97% of critical habitats-  1,676 species and 759 crucial habitats.

In this week's announcement, the EPA finalized its biological evaluations on glyphosate, atrazine, and simazine, finding all three herbicides are "likely to adversely affect" certain species listed under the Endangered Species Act and their "designated critical habitats."

These three chemicals are the first to go through the process under the Endangered Species Act in 1973 by President Richard Nixon. Yes, it has taken 48 years for glyphosate and these chemicals to be reviewed for their impact on our wildlife. Incredible.

Meanwhile, during the last 50 years, 70% of our animal population has died.

Much of the animal and marine life's primary food source, insects, are threatened with extinction. 40%, to be exact, of our insect population, are in jeopardy, and 75 of the top 115 global food crops depend on insect pollination.

The next step is that the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Marine Fisheries Service will develop their own opinion on th e EPA's biological findings. If the services find that these chemicals put an endangered species or critical habitat in "jeopardy," they will work with EPA to "propose additional protections," the agency said. That could come in the form of new labels and use restrictions on these three chemicals.

Moms Across America calls for significant change now, not just a label change or restrictions.

We ask for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Marine Fisheries Service to ban the use of glyphosate, atrazine, and simazine herbicides now, not to merely relabel or restrict its continued use. Life on Earth simply cannot afford to allow the use of these harmful chemicals.

Here are a few reasons why.

1. Glyphosate residues and its toxic chemical breakdown AMPA has been found 20+ years later in the soil.

2. Glyphosate residues runoff from agricultural, landscaped, and utility area soil sprayed soil into waterways, endangering marine life.

3. Glyphosate residues attach to evaporating particles in water and later come down as rain, thousands of miles away, in nature preserves and areas where endangered species struggle to survive.

4. Extremely low levels of glyphosate herbicides have been found to cause endocrine disruption to insects, wildlife, and marine life. Therefore only a complete ban on the use of this herbicide will eventually be effective in reducing harm to endangered species.

5. New labeling and restrictions will not prevent exposure or harm to endangered species.

6. Atrazine and Simazine have both been found to impact the reproductive organs of aquatic life and to be toxic to wildlife and insects, which are essential for life on the planet, including our own.

We urge you to tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Marine Fisheries Service

to BAN glyphosate, atrazine, and simazine from use.

Thank you for your partnership in creating healthy environments!