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Environmental Protection Agency Denies Center for Food Safety Petition to Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition [September 28] that asked the federal agency to more closely regulate a group of chemicals used in pesticide-coated seeds, which are linked to killing pollinators such as hummingbirds and bumblebees.
The petition, filed in 2017 by nonprofits Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network of North America, and Pollinator Stewardship Council, among other groups, claimed that the EPA’s lack of regulation on the seeds “could precipitate an economic and ecological disaster.”
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