EPA Can't Escape Pesticide Honey Bee Suit

Law360, New York (May 9, 2017, 5:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t escape a suit brought by beekeepers, honey farmers and environmentalists alleging it failed to adequately regulate pesticides that are annihilating endangered honeybees, a California federal judge said on Monday.

U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney concluded in her order that the groups had adequately demonstrated a threatened concrete interest, or an injury-in-fact, from the EPA's alleged lack of compliance with the Endangered Species Act consultation requirements, saying their recreational interests in viewing the bees at parks, rivers, marshes and other...
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