We are supporting a petition by Montgomery County Council member Tom Hucker that asks Montgomery Parks to stop using glyphosate products in the County’s park system park systems.
Chesapeake PSR supports the Maryland Pesticide Education Network, which works to educate policymakers and the public about pesticides and pesticide policy and their effects on health.
Chesapeake PSR is urging Montgomery County to appeal an August 3 ruling by a Montgomery County judge overturning a county ban on the use of certain toxic lawn pesticides.
Chlorpyrifos is harmful to human health. Six AGs and a dozen groups challenged EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision not to ban the toxic pesticide from US food crops.
Chesapeake PSR and other groups filed an amicus brief in support of a 2015 landmark Montgomery County, Maryland law that restricts the use of toxic pesticides on public and private land.
Attacking and suppressing science is becoming the norm in the U.S., whether it's Scott Pruitt's EPA refusing to ban chlorpyrifos or USDA dropping a plan to test food for glyphosate. It falls on all of us to protect science.
A lawsuit seeks to overturn Montgomery County, Maryland's Healthy Lawns Act. Chesapeake PSR is part of a coalition to retain the law's restrictions on certain non-essential toxic pesticides.
The pesticide atrazine likely harms most species of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, the U.S. EPA recently concluded. Atrazine is also known to harm human health. Leading up to the 2017 legislative session, Chesapeake PSR will work with experts to better understand the extent of the problem in Maryland, and to consider possible legislative responses.
Montgomery County, Maryland votes to restrict carcinogenic or endocrine disruptor pesticides on lawns and public parks to protect health.
Montgomery County Maryland will decide whether to restrict carcinogenic and endocrine disruptor pesticides on lawns and in public parks.
Glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.
A lawn pesticide bill in Montgomery County is up for a vote in September.