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Policy Comments

March 22nd, 2017
Comments from CFS, AVAAZ, and the STORM Coalition to Health Canada Pest Management Agency in support of the agency's proposal to prohibit the use of imidacloprid and encouraging the agency to expedite the proposed phase out process.
October 12th, 2016
CFS Comments to the EPA Science Advisory Panel on the Carcinogenicity of Glyphosate (Docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0385)
August 19th, 2016
Recommendations to the White House Pollinator Health Task Force in Response to the Pollinator Partnership Action Plan
May 9th, 2016
Letter from CFS, American Bird Conservancy and allies requesting improvements to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) incident reporting system for wildlife sickened and killed by pesticides
April 14th, 2016
Comments from Center for Food Safety on the EPA’s Preliminary Pollinator Assessment to Support the Registration Review of Imidacloprid (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844)
March 7th, 2016
CFS Letter to California Senate Agriculture Committee Supporting SB 1282 Pollinator Protection Act
February 11th, 2016
Letter to EPA re water quality condition violation for Flubendiamide and registered products
August 3rd, 2015
Input to the White House Task Force on Pollinator Health regarding the use of neonicotinoids
March 2nd, 2015
125 Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Bees, Pollinators From Pesticides Ahead of Pending Report From White House Pollinator Task Force
January 23rd, 2015
Comments from CFS and allies Re: Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production; Docket No. EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–073
December 5th, 2014
Comments from Xerces Society, CFS and others on the Draft National Pollution Discharge Elimination System, Waste Discharge Permit No. WA0039781 (draft permit) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Control of Burrowing Shrimp [U]sing Imidacloprid on Commercial Oyster and Clam Beds in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor, Washington (draft EIS)
November 24th, 2014
Comments from CFS and the American Bird Conservancy, Beyond Pesticides, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Olympia Beekeepers Association, Organic Consumers Association, Pesticide Action Network North America and Washington State Beekeepers Association to the Presidential Pollinator Task Force regarding neonicotinoid pesticides and water contamination (Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0806)
November 13th, 2014
Sign on letter from 41 scientists and ecologists in support of petition to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act.
November 13th, 2014
Sign on letter from over 200 organizations and companies in support of petition to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act.
September 30th, 2014
Comments urging the US Forest Service urging to adopt a service-wide plan to phase out the prophylactic use of neonicotinoid insecticides in all but exceptional circumstances, in accordance with integrated pest management practices.
September 30th, 2014
Comments urging to the U.S. National Park Service to adopt a service-wide plan to phase out the prophylactic use of neonicotinoid insecticides in all but exceptional circumstances, in accordance with integrated pest management practices.
September 30th, 2014
Comments to the Bureau of Land Management urging the Bureau to issue a policy decision ensuring that the bureau will remain free of neonicotinoid insecticides.
September 25th, 2014
Comment on EPA assessment of neonicotinoid insecticides from 17 non-profit environmental and consumer groups
August 18th, 2014
Comments on the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions; Proposed Rule, Docket ID # EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0184
June 30th, 2014
CFS Comments to EPA on EPA’s Proposed Registration of Enlist Duo Herbicide Containing 2,4D and Glyphosate for New Uses on Herbicide-Tolerant Corn and Soybean (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0195)
May 27th, 2014
CFS comments to EPA on Proposed Applications for New Uses of Thiamethoxam Technical and Endigo ZC
May 23rd, 2014
CFS comments to EPA on Proposed Applications for New Uses of Sulfoxaflor
April 28th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Policy Recommendations for White House Honey Bees/Pollinators Meeting, April 30, 2014
February 14th, 2014
Comments to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on their proposal to amend the labels for two neonicotinoid pesticide products to expand the list of approved uses and proposal to register a pesticide product that contains a new active ingredient called cyantraniliprole.
February 14th, 2014
Comments in response to the Department of Ecology's proposal to develop an Environmental Impact Statement for use of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, for the control of two species of native burrowing shrimp on commercial shellfish beds in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor, Washington
November 19th, 2013
CFS comments on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed Produce Rule address the major areas in the draft Rule that would unfairly, and without scientific basis, impinge upon the integrity of organic production systems and pollinator habitat
October 23rd, 2013
Letter from CFS and 57 organizations and businesses to House and Senate conferees supporting a pollinator protection provision, Sec. 11315, in H.R.2642 the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (the Farm Bill) of 2013.
July 13th, 2013
Joint comments from CFS and American Bird Conservancy opposing EPA's proposal to approve the bee-toxic insecticide cyantraniliprole
June 20th, 2013
Letter to Presedent Barack Obama: Urgent Appeal Regarding Neonicotinoid Insecticides
June 3rd, 2013
CFS and Xerces Society comments on Thurston County Commissioners petition to restrict use of neonicotinoid systemic insecticides
March 28th, 2013
Comments to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation opposing approval of the neonicotinoid insecticide Belay® for use on rice in the state
February 12th, 2013
CFS comments to EPA opposing the proposed conditional registration of neonicotinoid-like pesticide Sulfoxaflor
September 25th, 2012
CFS comments on Emergency Petition for Suspension of Registration of bee-toxic pesticide Clothianidin
August 28th, 2012
Comments to EPA Science Advisory Panel regarding the "White Paper in Support of the Proposed Risk Assessment Process for Bees," Docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0543, Pollinator Risk Assessment Framework
March 20th, 2008
CFS comments to the California Department of Food and Agriculture opposing urban aerial spraying to combat the light brown apple moth (LBAM)