"Industrial agriculture has no place on public lands dedicated to conservation of biological diversity and the protection of our most vulnerable species, including pollinators like bumble bees and monarch butterflies."
The risk neonicotinoid insecticides poses on both honeybees and wild bees as well as concerns for food production and the environment brought the EU to its announcement on Friday.
What if honeybee health was greatly affected by commonly used pesticides, causing colonies to die en masse?
Why isn't the EPA considering restricting these products instead of expanding their use?
“The chronic abuse of the emergency approval process has created a shortcut for pesticide companies looking to gain backdoor approval for use of harmful pesticides.”
Scientists are calling for a complete ban on neonics, but will governments listen?
A U.S. District Court judge held that the EPA had unlawfully issued 59 pesticide registrations between 2007 and 2012 for a wide variety of agricultural, landscaping and ornamental uses.
This is the third lawsuit NRDC has filed against the Trump administration for its attacks on regulation.