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EPA Beats Beekeepers In Fight Over Pesticide Guidance – Law360

Law360, New York (November 22, 2016, 6:12 PM EST) — A California federal judge on Monday tossed a lawsuit filed by farmers, beekeepers and environmentalists alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to appropriately regulate certain pesticide-treated seeds, finding there was no final agency action that could be reviewed.

The plaintiffs alleged the EPA has failed to enforce the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act because neonicotinoid-coated seeds have had a systematic and catastrophic impact on bees and the beekeeping industry throughout the United States. Neonicotinoids are a type of pesticide that permeate a plant and…

Source: EPA Beats Beekeepers In Fight Over Pesticide Guidance – Law360

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