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Maryland to become first state to ban Neonicotinoids

In an effort to curb its plummeting honeybee population, Maryland is about to become the first state in the nation to pass strict restrictions on neonicotinoids for consumer use.

ICYMI: #Pollinator Protection Act passed the Senate 32-14! Next up, House of Delegates! #BeeSafe #MDGA16 pic.twitter.com/6SKocH70yr

— Smart on Pesticides (@PesticidesSmart) March 10, 2016

Neonicotinoids are a potent class of pesticides used on many crops in the U.S. that have been linked to the widespread decline of pollinator species. As EcoWatch mentioned previously, 29 independent scientists conducted a global review of 1,121 independent studies and found overwhelming evidence of pesticides linked to bee declines.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is poised to sign a combined set of bills passed in both the state’s upper and lower chambers (SB 198 and HB 211), the The Washington Post reported.

Model legislation here --

SB 198 - http://mda.maryland.gov/about_mda/Documents/2016-SB198-Neonics.pdf

HB 211 - http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2016RS/bills/hb/hb0211f.pdf


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