EPA: Data don’t support action against pesticides allegedly linked with bee harm

Thank you, Mother Jones, for reiterating that.

Enviro crank Tom Philpott writes in Mother Jones:

I contacted the EPA to ask whether the EC decision might speed the agency’s timeline on reassessing neonics and their threat to bees. The response, in an emailed statement: “At this time, the data available to the EPA do not support a moratorium.” The time frame for completing the reassessment remains in place, the statement added, with this caveat: “If at any time the EPA determines there are urgent human and/or environmental risks from pesticide exposures that require prompt attention, the agency will take appropriate regulatory action, regardless of the registration review status of that pesticide.” [Emphasis added]

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2 responses to “EPA: Data don’t support action against pesticides allegedly linked with bee harm

  1. As long as everyone is making money the epa or any government agency will not act, and if challenged they will simply say we need more evidence and more studies. In the meantime expect more honeybee devastation and ecosystem collapse.

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