The EPA is about to approve a new herbicide for use on corn, and it's a most toxic brew. Two of the four active ingredients include bicyclopyrone and atrazine, posing well known risks to wildlife and people even at miniscule doses.
In addition to poisoning bees and butterflies along the way, pesticides can disrupt food webs and cause reproductive problems in amphibians and fish.
That's why the Endangered Species Act requires federal agencies, including the EPA, to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service before taking any action that could harm protected species.
But tragically the EPA often shirks this rule -- taking the easy way out and simply giving consent on hundreds of highly questionable chemical cocktails.
April 8, 2015 Action Alert ID# 205
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