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Appeals Board Affirms EPA Decision to Cancel Pesticide Toxic to Dragonflies, Crayfish, Other Freshwater Species


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Appeals Board Affirms EPA Decision to Cancel Pesticide Toxic to Dragonflies, Crayfish, Other Freshwater Species

Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to cancel use of a pesticide that’s highly toxic to freshwater wildlife like dragonflies, crayfish and mussels survived an industry challenge from Bayer CropScience. The EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board agreed that Bayer failed to live up to its commitment to stop selling the pesticide when studies confirmed that it is too toxic for wildlife to keep it on the market.

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