Earthjustice Legislative Representative Andrea Delgado sat down with Buenos Días D.C. host Néstor Bravo on Univision in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to talk about a very important September 10 victory for the honeybees. A federal court overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of a bee-killing pesticide, sulfoxaflor. Delgado told viewers about Earthjustice’s role representing the nation’s largest beekeeping industry groups in a fight to protect the bees, which pollinate one in every three bites of our food. Watch the segment here.
For more information about Earthjustice’s legal case and victory, check out our protecting the bees page.
Background: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated federal law when it approved sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that is highly toxic to honeybees and other insect pollinators, without reliable studies regarding the effect the insecticide would have on honeybee colonies. The court vacated the pesticide’s approval, making certain that sulfoxaflor won’t be used in the U.S. unless and until the EPA obtains the necessary information about impacts to honeybees and re-approves the insecticide in accordance with the law.