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EPA, Advocates Ask District Court To Decide Pesticide Suit

September 21, 2016
EPA and environmentalists are asking a federal district court to quickly decide advocates' suit challenging EPA's exemption of neonicotinoid treated seeds from pesticide law, with environmentalists filing a motion for summary judgment calling the failure to regulate unlawful while EPA says the decision echoes past interpretations. Environmental and beekeeper groups sued EPA in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California faulting the agency’s exemption of seeds coated with neonicotinoid insecticides, which they blame for harms to bees,...

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