Court Vacates EPA's Approval Of Bayer Pesticide

Law360, New York (December 23, 2009, 6:26 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of Bayer CropScience AG's pesticide spirotetramat because of the agency's failure to publish notice, handing a victory to advocacy groups concerned about the chemical's potential to harm bees.

Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated the EPA's registration of the pesticide, and remanded the issue to the agency — siding with environmental groups The Natural Resources Defense Council and The Xerces Society because the agency...
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