Date: 4/19/17 7:24 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Fwd: Tell Gov. Hogan to Protect Pollinator Habitat!
Hi Kurt

I'm confused.

According to the text below, a law restricting sales of bee-harming
pesticides was passed last year [The Pollinator Protection Act, ] and
became law.

How does this measure improve on that? What is/are "state-sponsored
pollinator habitats/plots?"

Jim

On 4/19/17, Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> wrote:
> Dear Maryland Birders,
>
> MOS is a part of the coalition to pass realistic controls on bird and
> pollinator-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides in MD. We need the Governor to
> sign another bill toward that goal. Please consider sending a message to
> Governor Hogan asking to sign the Pollinator Habitat bill, which will keep
> pesticides out of state-sponsored pollinator plots.
>
> From foggy Denver,
>
> Kurt Schwarz
> Conservation Chair
> Maryland Ornithological Society
> <krschwa1...>
> <kurtschwarz4...>
>
> [image: Smart on Pesticides Maryland]Great news! Thanks to your endless
> support, the Maryland General Assembly has passed important legislation
> that will keep state pollinator habitat free of toxic pesticides!
>
> The bill (SB 386/HB 830) requires that designated state pollinator habitat
> be free of toxic pesticides known to harm bees, birds, butterflies and
> other pollinators. This ensures we don't harm the very species we are
> trying to protect.
>
> Despite many attempts to weaken the bill, it passed with strong bipartisan
> support.
>
>
> *Your voice made a real difference! We can't thank you enough for your work
> to protect pollinators in our state!*
>
> Last year, your e-mails to the Governor helped make sure he allowed the
> Pollinator Protection Act, restricting sales of bee-harming pesticides, to
> become law. We've come so far, but there's still one thing left to do --
> *help
> us make sure this bill gets signed by Governor Hogan!
> <http://www.capwiz.com/mpn/issues/alert/?alertid=76771626>*
>
> Please click to contact the Governor's
> <http://www.capwiz.com/mpn/issues/alert/?alertid=76771626> office today to
> encourage him to sign the bill!
>
> Don't hesitate -- ACT NOW to urge Governor Hogan
> <http://www.capwiz.com/mpn/issues/alert/?alertid=76771626> to sign SB
> 386/HB 830 into law!.
>
>
> <http://www.capwiz.com/mpn/issues/alert/?alertid=76771626>
>
> Thank you!
>
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> <https://www.facebook.com/MarylandPesticideNetwork>and Twitter
> <http://www.twitter.com/PesticidesSmart>(@PesticidesSmart) for news about
> pesticides and what you can do to help bees and pollinators survive and
> thrive! *
>
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