EPA Won't Ban Pesticide Blamed For Widespread Bee Deaths

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied an emergency petition seeking to immediately suspend use of an insecticide that environmental advocacy groups say is linked to massive bee die-offs, according to a notice to be published Friday in the Federal Register.

The EPA said that a March 20 petition filed by the Center for Food Safety and a coalition of beekeepers and environmental organizations failed to demonstrate that the Bayer AG-developed pesticide clothianidin posed enough of a threat to warrant suspension under the standards of the...
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