Comment on pesticides and bee health
Last updated 7/28/2017 at 10:53am
SEATTLE - Today is the final day for the public to comment on an updated assessment of four pesticides that environmental and food-safety groups worry are killing off bees.
Hundreds of thousands of public comments are being delivered to EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., today by Friends of the Earth, the Center for Biological Diversity, Earthjustice and others. They’re urging the agency to ban pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
Attorney Janette Brimmer with Earthjustice says there isn’t enough scrutiny from the EPA of these types of pesticides.
“Our pesticide registration system...