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US ESA suit threat over neonicotinoids

US environmentalist groups have threatened to sue the EPA over alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) from the registration of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. The Center for Food Safety (CFS), Beyond Pesticides and the Sierra Club filed a 60-day notification of intent to sue the Agency this month. In July, the EPA denied a petition by environmentalist and beekeeping groups seeking the emergency suspension of clothianidin ( Agrow No 645, p 13).


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