Demand the White House protect our nation’s bees

It’s time to demand meaningful action from President Obama!

Two months ago, the White House released a Presidential Memorandum outlining efforts to protect the nation’s vital pollinators, including the creation a new federal task force to "promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators."

While this announcement was certainly a step in the right direction, we need to make sure the White House follows through with swift and meaningful action to protect honey bees and other pollinators. It’s well past time for the United States to step up and curb the impacts of bee-toxic pesticides (like “neonics”) from killing more bees and contaminating our environment. We need your help to put pressure on President Obama and the administration to make sure they do the right thing and protect pollinators from bee-toxic pesticides!

Urge President Obama to ensure the administration takes meaningful steps to curb the impacts of pesticides on bees and other pollinators!

A large component of the White House memorandum focuses on creating pollinator habitat; however, the administration also directed the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the impacts of neonicotinoids on pollinators within 180 days and called for the agency to take action where appropriate.

Let’s make sure any actions coming from the White House and our government agencies are swift and effective – pollinators have already suffered enough at the expense of harmful pesticides.