Legal threat over DEFRA pesticide decision

The decision to maintain approval for neonicotinoid pesticides despite suspected harm to bees and other bugs could face legal challenge

Bee. Credit: Karen RoeThe environment department (DEFRA) has been threatened with judicial review proceedings over its recent decision to maintain regulatory approval for neonicotinoid pesticides.

In a formal ‘letter before action’ sent on 5 November and seen by ENDS, invertebrate charity Buglife sets out detailed grounds for a possible legal challenge.

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