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September 07, 2019 - Common Dreams

Trump’s EPA Said This Bee-killing Insecticide Is Safe, Now Beekeepers Are Suing

Trump’s EPA Said This Bee-killing Insecticide Is Safe, Now Beekeepers Are Suing
Credit: Jason Leung

Beekeepers, represented by Earthjustice, sued Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allowing sulfoxaflor, a bee-killing pesticide linked to a nation-wide honeybee die-off, back on the market.

The lawsuit comes as beekeepers around the country lost over 40 percent of their colonies this last year.

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