EPA Declines to Study Restricting Roundup Pesticide's Use
The Environmental Protection Agency declined to study restricting the use of a pesticide believed to harm the monarch butterfly’s habitat.
The EPA told the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) it rejected the green group’s petition regarding glyphosate, a pesticide marketed by Monsanto Co. as Roundup.
“The agency at this time has not determined that glyphosate causes unreasonable adverse effects to the monarch butterfly,” the EPA told the green group.
The NRDC and other green groups have long argued that Roundup is responsible for killing large swathes of milkweed, a plant that monarchs rely on for habitat and development.
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