Environmental Health & Regulation

Noting ‘Precariousness of Bee Populations,’ Court of Appeals Yanks EPA Approval of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s unconditional approval of the neocotinoid pesticide, sulfoxaflor on September 10, 2015. In vacating the EPA’s approval of sulfoxaflor the court effectively prevents the pesticide’s sale or use in the U.S. until the agency goes through the process of determining its…

Earthjustice: Federal Court Overturns EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticide

from Earthjustice:   Federal Court Overturns EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticide Alyssa Anderson, daughter of a beekeeper, holds a baby bee in a California orchard. Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice September 10, 2015 San Francisco, CA —Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected U.S. EPA’s approval of the neonicotinoid insecticide “sulfoxaflor.” The Court concluded that…