EPA Blamed for Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder

The Courthouse News Service reports: EPA Blamed for Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder.

The environmental groups and beekeepers seek declaratory and injunctive relief for EPA violations of the Endangered Species Act, Administrative Procedure Act and FIFRA. They want the court to vacate the agency’s conditional approvals of products containing clothianidin and thiamethoxam and an immediate suspension of their use …

The agency (EPA) estimates it will make its final decision on the poisons’ conditional registrations in 2018 – 15 years after receiving the applications and issuing conditional approvals.

This is not the first time the EPA has faced criticism for its conditional approval of clothianidin. In 2008, the National Resources Defense Council demanded the agency produce records on to its permit to Bayer.

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