Bees and other pollinators weren't immune from Trump's war on science and the climate. In fact, they were a target.
I just introduced the Saving America's Pollinators Act with @RepMcGovern to suspend the use of harmful pesticides that are killing the pollinators we rely on.🐝
— Earl Blumenauer (@repblumenauer) June 23, 2021
In late 2020 by David Valentine, a curious professor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, discovered something like 500,000 barrels of DDT littering the ocean floor: a criminal act of pollution that turned out to be the “most infamous case of environmental destruction off the coast of Lost Angeles.” The dumping started in 1947 and continued until 1982, twelve years after the founding of the EPA in 1970. The dumping of DDT was near the Catalina Island. It could not have taken place without the tacit agreement of California and national governments. More
In 1979, I joined the US Environmental Protection Agency where I served as an analyst until 2004. Those twenty-five years gave me a privileged opportunity to observe the workings of the government from within. I applauded EPA for banning DDT in 1972, about two years after President Richard Nixon brought the EPA into being. DDT More
The EPA has declined to consider the ozone-depleting potential of chemicals released by U.S. companies.