Lindsay Mitchell

Sep 23, 2016  |  Today's News

The comment period for the EPA’s draft ecological risk assessment of atrazine ends on October 4th. You’ve got about a week to weigh in and influence your ability to use atrazine to protect your crop in the future.

You can click here to make your comments. The entire process takes less than one minute.

If you’re unsure of what to say, the link for written comments says it all for you.  But if you just want to know more, here are the details:

  • The U.S. EPA recently released a draft Ecological Risk Assessment on atrazine, but sadly, they failed to use the sound science available to them and opted instead to use studies that their own scientists declared invalid in previous reviews.
  • Political activism is driving the re-registration of atrazine. We have to make our voices heard that politics and activism will not be allowed to drive the future of agriculture.
  • You know that if allowed, other crop protection tools will be at risk based on phony studies without scientifically valid results. This sets a dangerous precedent.
  • Tell EPA to follow their own high science standards. Ask the EPA to listen to the recommendations of their own Science Advisory Panels and more than 7,000 science-based studies that consistently prove atrazine’s safety. Politics and activist agendas have no place in a regulatory agency required by law to use credible scientific evidence in its decisions.

Again, you can comment here.

Thank you for helping us protect your right to use atrazine in the future!