EPA Acknowledges TheDangers of Bee-killing Pesticides But Refuses to Restrict Them

EPA Acknowledges TheDangers of Bee-killing Pesticides But Refuses to Restrict Them

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Contact: Lori Ann Burd, (971) 717-6405, laburd@biologicaldiversity.org

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today acknowledged for the first time that three of the nation’s most-used neonicotinoid pesticides pose significant risks to commercial honeybees. But in a second decision that represents a deep bow to the pesticide industry, the agency refused to restrict the use of any leading bee-killing pesticides despite broad evidence of their well-established role in alarming declines of pollinators.

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