Lawmaker Challenges EPA Over Pesticide Linked To Bee Deaths

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 3:44 PM EDT) -- A senior Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday questioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision not to suspend use of an insecticide linked to massive bee die-offs, asking the agency to explain what steps it is taking to ensure there is sufficient scientific understanding of the issue.

Describing bees as “vital to our nation's economy and food security,” Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., wrote a letter to the EPA expressing concern about widespread bee deaths that environmental advocacy groups say are associated with use of Bayer AG-developed pesticide clothianidin...
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