A Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox, President/C.E.O. Regarding S. 1624 Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017
Our kids should be able to eat safe foods, yet they are continually threatened by chemicals like chlorpyrifos, a pesticide with a long history of poisoning our children. It’s home use was restricted in 2011 and it was scheduled to be completely banned on March 31, 2017 until EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt suddenly decided it was safe. Now instead of waiting for Mr. Pruitt’s five year stay of the ban, a group of eight Senators led by New Mexico’s Tom Udall is taking a stand to defend our kids with the introduction of S.1624 ‐Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017. We applaud their efforts and pledge our support.