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Bee Protection on the Table in Massachusetts
by Annie Lemelin

The dramatic decline in pollinator populations linked to the overuse of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids is putting our food supply at risk. Massachusetts must take action to restrict neonics and protect pollinators. Two bills under consideration by the legislature present good options for managing these challenges.

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Beelieve it! Maryland and Connecticut Pass Landmark Legislation To Protect Pollinators
by Annie Lemelin

Following in the footsteps of President Obama’s Pollinator Research Action Plan, several states have proposed bills to study why bees are dying off in such alarming numbers. But no state has taken direct action to curb the use of neonicotinoids (a class of pesticides that has been linked to the die off) — until now!…

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Bee Grateful! Pollinator Protection Bills to be Heard by the Massachusetts Legislature on 11/17
by Annie Lemelin

On Tuesday, November 17, the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture will hold a public hearing for a trio of bills relating to pollinator health: H. 731, H. 3417, and H. 655. A previous CLF blog post outlined the importance of pollinator health, detailed the alarming recent decline in honey bee…