US Representative Markey Calls on EPA to Step Up Protection for Pollinators

(Beyond Pesticides, August 24, 2012) U.S. Representative Edward Markey, (D-MA) has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging it to investigate a possible link between the use of common pesticides and reductions in honey bee populations. The letter comes as EPA is accepting public comments on a legal petition filed by beekeepers and environmental groups seeking to suspend the use of the neonicotinoidpesticide clothianidin, which has been linked to serious...

Massachusetts Congressman keeps on the EPA about neonics with a requested 9/9/12 response deadline: