chlorpyrifos

Appeals court rules EPA has 60 days to ban chlorpyrifos

· August 10, 2018

The EPA has 60 days to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos.  On Thursday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the EPA had no justification for its 2017 order to maintain a tolerance for the pesticide, citing research that shows its residue on food causes neurodevelopmental […]

EPA chief met with Dow Chemical CEO ahead of chlorpyrifos decision

· June 28, 2017

This is proof that so much can be conveyed through perceptions alone. Just three weeks before the EPA declined to pursue a ban on the insecticide chlorpyrifos, agency chief Scott Pruitt and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris were seen talking at a conference. That’s all it takes, and people will surely jump to their own […]

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