Webinar | EPA’s Broken Pesticides Program

PEER hosted a webinar on steps the Biden administration must take to fix its broken pesticides program in order to protect human health and the environment.

With the Biden administration promising to “protect scientists from political interference and ensure they can think, research, and speak freely to provide valuable information and insights to the American people,” now is the time to push for immediate changes in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pesticide programs.

The discussion focused on how EPA’s actions are poisoning people and wildlife and our soil, water and air as well as responded to questions from the webinar participants.

Panelists included: 

  • Moderator: Sharon Lerner, Investigative Reporter at the Intercept
  • Nathan Donley, Senior Scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity – Pesticide Regulation in the U.S.;
  • Jonathan Lundgren, Director of Ecdysis Foundation and CEO of Blue Dasher Farm – Risks of Neonics to Mammals;
  • Kyla Bennett, Science Policy Director at PEER – PFAS: A Hidden Danger in Pesticides; and,
  • Lori Ann Burd, Environmental Health Program Director at the Center for Biological Diversity – Where Do We Go From Here?

Recorded Thursday, April 8, 2021