Volume 86 Issue 34 | p. 26 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 25, 2008

EPA Accused Of Hiding Bee Toxicity Data

Department: Government & Policy

Convinced that EPA has evidence that links a new class of pesticides to massive honey bee die-offs, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit on Aug. 18 to get the agency to hand over its records. The suit comes after EPA failed to respond to NRDC's Freedom of Information Act request seeking toxicity data on clothianidin, which was recently banned in Germany because of concerns about its effects on bees. NRDC contends . . .

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