09 Aug '18, 2am

Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides Overturned in National Wildlife Refuges #care2

Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides Overturned in National Wildlife Refuges #care2

In another disappointing step backwards for the environment, the Trump administration has just overturned a ban on the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops on national wildlife refuges where farming is allowed. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Deputy Director Greg Sheehan, said in a memo this month that the reversal is necessary to ensure that migratory water fowl, such as ducks and geese, (who are coincidentally favored by hunters) have adequate foraging opportunities in wildlife refuges. The move reverses an Obama-era ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics), and the use of genetically modified crops that require more pesticides that was put in place in 2014 to protect wildlife and ecosystems in the National Wildlife Refuge System following lawsuits and heavy campaigning. Neonics can be used in sprays, but are often applied as a coating on agr...

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