Ecojustice Blog – Healthy communities Posted on November 19, 2018 (updated: November 28, 2018)

We’re in court today to protect pollinators

Devon PageLawyer
Hunt's Bumblebee by Louis, via Flickr
Photo by Louis, via FLickr

After multiple attempts by government and industry to stymie our case, pollinators are finally getting their day (or week) in court.

Ecojustice lawyers are in court this week fighting to put an end to risky regulatory practices that put pollinators at risk.

Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) didn’t make sure it had the necessary scientific facts before deciding that a neonicotinoid pesticide called Thiamethoxam was safe for use in Canada. We now know this deadly pesticide is toxic to the bees and pollinators responsible for one in every three bites of food we eat.

This “act first, ask questions later” approach to pesticide regulation is unlawful and cannot be allowed to continue. Ecojustice is going to court to make sure it doesn’t.

Neonicotinoid pesticides have no place in our environment. It’s time for them to buzz off.

It’s been a long, tough slog to make sure pollinators finally get their day in court, but thanks to your support, we’re ready to face off against government and industry once again.

Will you join us? A world without bees would be almost unrecognizable. Join Ecojustice in the legal fight to protect these buzzing keystones of our ecosystems by making a gift today.

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Photo of Hunt’s Bumblebee by Louis, via Flickr. Image obtained under Creative Commons. 

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