Do you want to drink Atrazine daily for the rest of your life? If not, please go submit an official comment to the USEPA before their call for comments ends on October 5th. Background:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently released a 520-page document entitled “Refined Ecological Risk Assessment For Atrazine“. For the first time … Continue reading Atrazine: EPA Seeks Your Comments On Their Refined Ecological Risk Assessment For Atrazine
The new EPA report, Refined Ecological Risk Assessment for Atrazine, details atrazine’s harmful effects to plant and animal species in the United States. Here is an abstract of the more than 500 pages of report here: This refined assessment presents the ecological risks posed by the use of the herbicide atrazine. Based on the results … Continue reading Atrazine Update: New EPA report details extensive harm caused by world’s second most commonly used pesticide
“To allow the continued use and production of Atrazine, the EPA sets a dangerous precedent by condoning environmental destruction and implying that it is environmentally sound and ethical to dump poison on American soil — and on Americans.” — SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger in his September 4th, 2013 letter to the EPA. The following … Continue reading The EPA answers 13 questions regarding Atrazine
On August 27th, 2013 the US EPA’s Director of Office of Pesticide Programs Dr. Steven Bradbury sent SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger a letter denying our 2011 petition to ban Atrazine (we are continuing to collect signatures!). On September 4th, 2013 Dr. Kriger responded to the EPA with a letter detailing the government’s … Continue reading EPA denies SAVE THE FROGS’ Atrazine Petition; Dr. Kriger’s Response
Atrazine is one of the world’s most common pesticides: over 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. This harmful pesticide is an endocrine disruptor that can turn male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. Atrazine … Continue reading Tell the EPA to Ban Atrazine!
Here is a message regarding Atrazine from the US EPA: “Hi Kerry. The registration review process for atrazine will begin on June 26, 2013 with the opening of the docket for a 60-day public comment period on the Agency’s Preliminary Work Plan (PWP). A notice in the Federal Register will announce the opening of the … Continue reading A message I received from the US EPA
Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley said in June 2013 his government is developing a National Organic Policy because the country’s farmers are increasingly convinced that “by working in harmony with nature, they can help sustain the flow of nature’s bounties”. Please mark your calendar for the International Day of Pesticide Action (October 12th, 2013). www.savethefrogs.com/action Continue reading Congratulations Bhutan!
We would like to thank Congressman Keith Ellison (5th District, MN) for sending this letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson expressing his support for our campaign to get a federal ban on the use and production of the harmful pesticide Atrazine. Continue reading Congressman Keith Ellison writes EPA in support of SAVE THE FROGS! Atrazine campaign
Atrazine turns male frogs into females — and it’s on our food and in our tap water: so we want it banned! These two-sided 4×6″ info cards are a great way to help spread the word about Atrazine. We are certain that the EPA will ban Atrazine…but they will not do so until we have … Continue reading Atrazine Info Cards
The US Environmental Protection Agency is now seeking public comments regarding a potential ban on Atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. The EPA’s call for comments was prompted by 10,012 petition signatures received from SAVE THE FROGS! supporters, and over 50,000 emails from supporters of the Center for Biological … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Official Submission to the EPA regarding potential Atrazine ban