Court Throws Out NGO Challenge to EPA, Upholds Use of Neonic-Coated Seeds

November 23, 2016

Editor’s Note: The Center for Food Safety, the American Bird Conservancy, the Pesticide Action Network North America, and the Pollinator Stewardship Council attempted to discredit EPA’s position before the court “by pointing out that” the court did “not have to rubber stamp an agency’s own characterization of its action.” In his ruling granting summary judgment in favor of EPA, Judge William Alsup tartly noted that his analysis upholding the agency’s position “is not a rubber stamp.”

From: Agri-Pulse

Neonic-coated seeds get boost from court ruling

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 – Seeds coated with neonicotinoid insecticides will continue to be exempt from regulation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, following a federal judge’s ruling Monday in a lawsuit brought by beekeepers and environmental groups.

A 2013 guidance document issued to EPA staff investigating bee deaths is not subject to legal review, U.S. District Judge William Alsup found.

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