In 2015, the EPA announced that after years of study, it couldn’t guarantee the safety of chlorpyrifos, and recommended banning it. Then Trump came into office and put Scott Pruitt — a climate change denier and enemy of environmental regulation — in charge of the EPA. Now the EPA is just ignoring its own findings and refusing to ban this dangerous chemical.
California Governor Jerry Brown can order the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to ban this chemical — but he needs to hear from more of the public. Gov. Brown is considering his environmental legacy, and he’s promised to resist the Trump administration. Ask him to ban chlorpyrifos now to help protect consumers, farmworkers, and communities around the nation.