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House Democrats press US EPA to protect bees from pesticides

The US EPA is not doing enough to ensure that commercial honeybees and native pollinators are protected from neonicotinoid insecticides and other widely-used pesticides, according to a group of 60 Democratic members of the US House of Representatives.  In a letter sent on Tuesday to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Representatives urge the Agency to consider an outright ban on neonicotinoid use if “bees and other pollinators cannot be fully protected.”

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