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Democrats Press EPA on Neonicotinoid Reviews

Dozens of House Democrats are urging the Trump EPA to make “science-based decisions” in reviewing commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides that environmentalists blame for harms to bees, fearing that the agency’s reversal of an Obama EPA proposed ban of chlorpyrifos could undercut safety decisions for other pesticides based on industry advice.

 

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