In a case brought by Earthjustice, the American Beekeeping Federation, and the Pollinator Stewardship Council against the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, a California Superior Court ruled that the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor no longer can be used in the state because its approval violated state environmental law. Sulfoxaflor is a long-lasting pesticide which can have catastrophic consequences for entire colonies of bees when one affected bee introduces the toxin back into the colony. The decision will help protect commercial bee colonies as well as native pollinators like Monarch butterflies.

[To accompany State Case Law Update "Environmental Groups Prevail in Lawsuit to Protect Bees in California" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 118.]

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