Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 7, 2018

Trump Administration Reverses Ban Of Neonicotinoid Pesticide

Alt National Park Service reports

The Trump administration reverses a rule that banned pesticide use in wildlife refuges. The Interior Department announced plans to reverse a rule that banned the use of pesticides in national wildlife refuges. The decision, announced in an internal memo, reverses the use of neonicotinoid pesticides as well as genetically engineered crops within refuges where there is farming. The argument is that the pesticides threatened bees and butterflies, as well as other pollinators, and wildlife such as birds.

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