An alkali bee forages for pollen and nectar from an alfalfa flower. ARS Photo by Jim Cane.
An alkali bee forages for pollen and nectar from an alfalfa flower.

Court finds EPA violated procedures in neonic approvals

Judge determined EPA unlawfully issued 59 pesticide registrations between 2007 and 2012 for a wide variety of agricultural, landscaping and ornamental uses.

A federal court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency systematically violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when approving 59 neonicotinoid insecticides. In a case brought by beekeepers, wildlife conservation groups and food safety and consumer advocates that has been ongoing for the last four years, Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held that EPA had unlawfully issued 59 pesticide registrations between 2007 and 2012 for a

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