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Groups: EPA Must Do More to Protect Pollinators From Harmful Pesticides


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Groups: EPA Must Do More to Protect Pollinators From Harmful Pesticides

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a moratorium on new bee- and bird- harming neonicotinoid pesticide products and uses. While supportive of the partial halt on new registrations, farm, beekeeper and environmental groups were disappointed that the action ignored the huge numbers of other bee-harming pesticides already on the market. EPA’s announcement likely foreshadows broader recommendations from the White House Pollinator Health Task Force, according to the groups.

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