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EPA to study pesticide impacts to endangered species

EPA to study pesticide impacts to endangered species | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

"Legal settlement requires agency to analyze effects of 5 common pesticides Staff Report FRISCO — Under legal pressure from conservation advocates, the EPA last week agreed to take a hard look at how five commonly used pesticides affect endangered animals across the U.S."

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Pity the EPA must be forced to perform such analyses.

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Feds move to restrict neonic pesticides — well, one fed at least

Feds move to restrict neonic pesticides — well, one fed at least | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

So far the EPA has refused to ban use of neonicotinoid insecticides — despite mounting evidence that they kill bees and other wildlife, despite a ban in the European Union, despite a lawsuit filed by activists and beekeepers. 


But if the EPA is somehow still unclear on the dangers posed by neonics, it need only talk to the official who oversees federal wildlife refuges in the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Ocean..

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Pressure mounts for EPA to ban neonicotinoid insecticides.

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