Petition to Conduct Interim Administrative Review for the Pesticide Glyphosate, in Light of Serious Harm to Monarch Butterflies

Legal Filings
February 21, 2014

NRDC is petitioning EPA under FIFRA to undertake urgent interim administrative review for glyphosate, and to restrict the pesticide’s uses and/or impose other necessary mitigation measures, to prevent unreasonable adverse effects to the monarch butterfly. As discussed in the petition, the agency should moreover ensure that imposing restrictions on glyphosate use does not lead to increased use of other herbicides that may be equally harmful to monarchs, and that may pose health risks.