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Flupyradifurone, a neonicotinoid pesticide from chemical giant Bayer, has been approved by the EPA. Given the established link between neonicotinoids and massive bee die-offs, environmental groups are seeing red over the decision. As a result the Defenders of Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Food Safety have announced their intention to sue the agency to block the decision. The Oregonian has more: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/03/groups_sue_epa_for_approving_i.html#incart_river

You may recall that Oregon recently added restrictions on neonicotinoid use within the state, in response to well-publicized bee die-offs in recent years, linked to the pesticides.