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Markey Questions EPA about Bees

5:34 AM MDT | August 31, 2012

Representative Edward Markey (D., MA) has asked the U.S. EPA to detail the steps the agency has taken to research the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybee deaths, including details regarding gaps in scientific research, to better assess a potential link between the pesticides and recent declines in the bee population. Markey’s request is in response to EPA’s July 17 decision to deny a petition for an emergency suspension of neonicotinoid clothianidin use, citing insufficient data linking clothianidin to honeybee...

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