Neonics are the most widely used pesticide in the world. They’re long lasting and systemic -- staying in the environment for years. And they’re widely used in agriculture.
The EPA is responsible for determining the potential risks posed by chemicals -- including neonics. But just last week, whistleblowers for the EPA’s chemical division provided evidence that officials and managers in the EPA pressured employees to rule chemicals to be less toxic than they are.
Every day the EPA fails to ban this class of pesticides, our health, pollinator health, and endangered species suffer.