NRDC Comments on the U.S. EPA’s Registration Reviews of Neonicotinoid Insecticides

April 19, 2018

On April 19, 2018, NRDC filed comments on several of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s risk assessments for its review of five neonicotinoid or “neonic” pesticides—acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam. Neonic pesticides are a major contributor to the current pollinator crisis, where pollinator populations around the world—critical to food production and the environment—have suffered dramatic and worrying losses.