Pesticides

The unnecessary use of pesticides is harming ecosystems and threatening our health.

If you’re lucky, you might see a summer’s field buzzing with bees or a flock of monarch butterflies undertaking their annual migration. But our country’s overuse of toxic pesticides is making such sights less common as it makes much of our country’s environment toxic. Seeping far beyond the initially treated zones, these pesticides are infiltrating our soil, water systems and food chains. Together, we can put our country on a safer path free of pesticides.

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The American bumblebee is on the decline
An American bumblebee sits on a white flower.

Save the bees

The American bumblebee is on the decline

In the past two decades, American bumblebee populations have dropped by 90%. If the decline of bees like this native pollinator isn't halted, plants and ecosystems across the country will suffer.

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Monarch populations have dropped by more than 80% in recent decades, due in part to our country’s overuse of pesticides.

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2020 Legislative Session Review

Pesticides

2020 Legislative Session Review

Though the 2020 legislative session ended abruptly, we are proud of the work we did and the progress Marylanders made together.

Bee-Thankful this Thanksgiving

Save the bees

Bee-Thankful this Thanksgiving

We don’t see many bees flying around Maryland at the end of November, but we do see the fruits of their labor. Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, green beans and more of the foods that make Thanksgiving dinner so special are possible through the work of bees. But bees are at risk. So this holiday season, chefs, beekeepers and environmental advocates are speaking out to protect bees and help stop them from dying off at alarming rates.

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2012 Legislative Agenda

Oceans

2012 Legislative Agenda

Environment Maryland’s Legislative Agenda for 2012: restore the Chesapeake Bay, repower Maryland with clean energy, reduce global warming pollution, protect MD from natural gas drilling, preserve open spaces, and improve Marylanders’ quality of life.

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Steve
Blackledge

Steve
Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America