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School Environmental Protection Act: The Time is Now

In a wide-ranging bill that has the potential to protect millions of schoolchildren from pesticide exposure — not just to lawn chemicals — the School Environmental Protection Act was proposed to Congress on Dec. 1 by Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey.

It’s imperative that we all understand these issues and make our voices heard. Here are the links:

Tracking the bill’s progress: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4159/show

Getting Beyond Pesticides’ Perspective:
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/sepa/index.htm

Here are the co-sponsors of the bill (if your representative is not on here, ask why not?):
Rep. Joe Baca [D, CA-43]
Rep. Donna Christensen [D, VI-0]
Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14]
Rep. Diana DeGette [D, CO-1]
Rep. Keith Ellison [D, MN-5]
Rep. Alan Grayson [D, FL-8]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D, AZ-7]
Rep. Steve Israel [D, NY-2]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D, TX-18]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D, MN-4]
Rep. Donald Payne [D, NJ-10]
Rep. David Price [D, NC-4]
Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9]
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [D, MD-8]

About The Author

Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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  • Thomas B.

    Keep up the good work Paul.

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