The overuse of pesticides is making our environment too toxic for bees and other pollinators to survive. We depend on these amazing insects for healthy wild spaces and a functional food system — we can’t afford to lose them.
Over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed in the U.S. annually. The National Pesticide Use Maps database is a critical tool for monitoring that pesticide use and estimating the resulting pollution across the nation. Without this data, it will be impossible to estimate the impacts of pesticides on pollinators and the environment’s health.
I strongly urge you not to terminate, and in fact to restore to previous pre-Trump levels, the tracking and mapping of pesticide use in the U.S.