Update, Jul. 12, 2019: The U.S. EPA is allowing the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor back on the market.
The decision comes four years after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the pesticide could not be used in the United States, following an Earthjustice lawsuit.
“At a time when honeybees and other pollinators are dying in greater numbers than ever before, Trump’s EPA decision to remove restrictions on yet another bee-killing pesticide is nothing short of reckless,” said Greg Loarie, attorney at Earthjustice.
Related: Attorney Greg Loarie discusses Earthjustice's litigation to get the pesticide sulfoxaflor off the market, due to threats it poses to honeybees.