Volume 95 Issue 20 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 15, 2017

EPA approval of neonicotinoids violated U.S. endangered species law, court says

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: pesticides, neonicotinoids, pollinators, endangered species

In a win for beekeepers and wildlife groups, a federal trial court ruled that EPA violated the Endangered Species Act when it approved the use of 59 products containing neonicotinoid pesticides between 2007 and 2012. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued the opinion in response to a 2013 lawsuit filed against EPA by food safety advocates, beekeepers, and other public interest groups. The groups claim that . . .

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